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New lease of life for Broomhill Court

Plans to change development into retirement housing.

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River Clyde Homes, the Inverclyde-based housing association, has announced plans to develop Broomhill Court in Greenock as retirement housing.

Retirement housing provides an enhanced housing management service to older people who require assistance to live independently, ultimately, enabling elderly residents to feel safer and more secure within their home.

Services on offer will include: a facilities manager on site to look after the block, increased CCTV, call points on landings, guestroom facilities, and a garden with seating areas.

The block is one of three multi-storeys built in the late 1960s in an area of Greenock that is being transformed by a £26 million regeneration programme.

The River Clyde Homes Board has agreed to rename the building; and the local Broomhill community will be involved in deciding the new name.

Albert Henderson, Chair of the River Clyde Homes Board, said:

“This is exciting news for current and future residents of the block. It has become increasingly clear, in recent years, there is a demand for secure housing with level access that offers a level of support while valuing residents’ independence. The new retirement housing initiative aims to meet that demand and should ensure a sustainable future for the building.”

Residents of the 15-storey block have already been advised that any current, and future, empty homes will be let in line with a new retirement housing model.