This is a General Needs housing scheme built on the site of a former Elderly Persons Home (EPH) in Norton.
It came about from a ‘place making’ exercise involving demolition of dated Yorkshire Housing’s apartments and a small community centre in order to build a new Extra Care housing scheme. Once completed qualifying residents from the EPH moved into new Extra Care scheme.
The EPH building was then demolished to build new eco family homes to make up for the demolished apartments.
Consultation with tenants was as emotional as that of the residents of the EPH as this meant a major disturbance in people lives.
However the solution was meeting a critical housing need by increasing the numbers of both homes for older people and the much needed family homes.
The homes feature solar voltaic panels which generate onsite electricity and solar thermal panels for hotwater helping to reduce tenants’ energy bills.
This area of Norton still offers potential for further redevelopment provided the will and funding are in place.
Role Played by Joe Bvumburai
- Negotiate the land deal with North Yorkshire County (NYCC)
- Consultation with NYCC and Ryedale District Councils
- Consultation YH tenants, neighbours and stake holders
- Manage the decanting process of YH Tenants
- Manage Project Managers working the scheme
Owner: Yorkshire Housing
Architects: Bowman Riley
Employer’s Agent: F + G (Leeds)