Contracts exchanged for new extra care housing in South Holland

Sea Island has exchanged contracts on a riverside site in Spalding in the South Holland district of Lincolnshire.

The development will provide 67 extra care apartments for older people and will be the first development of its type in South Holland.

Managing Director, Mark Walton, said: “We’re really pleased to have secured such a key site within Spalding, as it has the potential to massively improve quality of life, and that is ultimately why we do what we do.”

Since first expressing an interest in the site, Sea Island has received strong support for its proposals both from the District Council as strategic housing planner and from the County Council as social care commissioner.

Sea Island has involved both local authorities in discussions about specification and design to ensure that what they provide will meet local needs.

Investment Director, Richard Ponton, said: “Sea Island harbours a real desire to design and build homes that enable people, often with changing or complex needs, to keep their own front door.

“With extra care housing, we try to bring together both innovative design and technology with the needs of the end user in mind, and this is why it is so important to work closely with local authorities throughout the process.”

Architects JDDK have been appointed to design the scheme and submit plans for consideration by the District Council by December 2022.

As partnership and collaboration is key to all that Sea Island does, they will continue to involve both the County Council and its preferred care provider in discussion of these plans.

Kevin Turnbull, of JDDK, said: “We are thrilled to be working with Sea Island on this development, especially, as it’s the first development of its kind in the area.”

Sea Island Developments works collaboratively with local authorities to develop extra care housing for older people where there is evidence of need.

Sea Island finds and acquires sites in the locations that councils identify and then works with those councils to make the development happen.

As developers of bespoke housing, the team at Sea Island has a strong track record in creating buildings and homes which enhance people’s lives and add value to the local community.

For more information, call Sea Island Developments on 0191 249 5967, or email