Longhurst Group helps Lincoln homeless centre become reality
14 November 2019
Longhurst Group is delighted to see a new homeless centre in Lincoln come to fruition.
We helped the plans become reality after a £700,000 grant from Homes England was secured through the Blue Skies consortium, a group of housing associations we jointly lead with Nottingham Community Housing Association (NCHA).
This money enabled YMCA Lincolnshire to build the £1.6 million Nomad Centre, which will provide purpose-built accommodation for the most vulnerable people in the city.
Alongside NCHA, we own Pitch Development Services, which has acted as Development Agent and Clerk of Works for the scheme on behalf of the YMCA.
Nick Worboys, Director of Development and Sales, said: “We are delighted that the new Nomad Centre in Lincoln has become a reality thanks to the help of our consultancy service, Pitch.
“Longhurst Group operates extensively in Lincoln, so we are very aware of just how much this new accommodation is needed and what a positive and life-changing difference it will make.
“We are proud to have played our part in bringing this project to life and hope it proves an invaluable resource for YMCA Lincolnshire to help them continue their very important work.”
The new Nomad Centre was officially opened by the HM Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire, Toby Dennis, on Wednesday 13 November 2019.
The building, which replaces the existing Nomad centre on Monks Road in the city, is made up of 20 en-suite rooms for emergency accommodation and two new supported housing rooms, a professional kitchen and day centre facilities.
Residents will have access 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
We are proud to have played our part in bringing this project to life and hope it proves an invaluable resource for YMCA Lincolnshire to help them continue their very important work
Project Manager Simon Dillon, added: “Converting an existing building will always have its challenges but the project team worked together to overcome all obstacles to deliver a scheme we can all be proud of.”
YMCA Lincolnshire said they valued the support we gave throughout the project and thanked everyone involved in the development.
Ian Sackree, chair of YMCA Lincolnshire, said: “YMCA Lincolnshire is very grateful to everyone who has supported the Nomad shelter over the past 20 years and those who have helped make our dream of modern, dignified and private accommodation for those without homes a reality."