Simon Fitzpatrick, Blackwood
Simon Fitzpatrick, Development & Commercial Director at Blackwood Homes and Care

Independent living specialist Blackwood Homes and Care has begun construction of 22 accessible homes on the site of a former care home in Greenock, west Scotland.

Working in partnership with contractors GHI Ltd, Blackwood Homes and Care is developing modern, self-contained flats which will support people with a range of mobility issues.

Blackwood aims to make the new homes available to customers later this year, in partnership with Scottish Government and Inverclyde Council, in a move that will boost the scale of accessible housing in Inverclyde.

Simon Fitzpatrick, Development & Commercial Director at Blackwood Homes and Care said: “We are delighted that construction has now started on site to deliver 22 new, accessible homes to Greenock.

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“We’ve seen a rise in demand for more accessible homes, so we’re really excited to see the redevelopment of MacLehose Court begin as it will add to the supply of these homes for customers.

“We look forward to seeing the finished homes, and to welcoming the new customers later this year.”

MacLehose Court operated as a care home until 2020, when Blackwood took the decision to move away from a residential setting and create a range of much-needed accessible accommodation to promote independent living.

The Blackwood Group has a longstanding history of creating quality, innovative, and accessible homes to create homes that people of all ages and mobility levels can enjoy.

Its most recent development is Helenvale in Glasgow, a collection of 24 two-bedroom homes which are highly accessible and connected.

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