21st Oct, 2017

Moment in time captured at Parkgate

Solihull Editorial 26th Jun, 2015 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

YOUNGSTERS from Blossomfield Infants and Nursery School marked the opening of SCHA’s exciting new extra care housing scheme at Parkgate- Trinty Apartments – by planting a time capsule.

The multi-million pound scheme comprises 33 one-bedroom apartments for rent and 18 two-bedroom apartments for sale on a shared ownership basis plus an extensive range of communal facilities including ground floor lounge, dining room, laundry, hairdressing salon, activities and training room, two guest bedrooms, two assisted bathrooms and a rooftop sun lounge.

The first residents moved in on May 11 – and the youngsters from the local school were invited by contractor Jessup Brothers Ltd to be a part of the project by cretaing and burying the time capsule.

Inside the capsule is a weekly timetable, a survey of favourite toys and games, a lego toy, four news articles about VE Day, the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta and the birth of Princess Charlotte and the solar eclipse, a diary of a day in the life of a six-year-old schoolboy, a grandmother’s diary, a poem by the schoolchildren, a pencil and a bag of coins.

Trinity Apartments caters for people with varying levels of need, some of whom might ordinarily need to move into a care home. Decisions on allocations are taken by a Panel comprising representatives from SCHA, Solihull Council’s Adult Social Care Team and the care and support provider appointed by Solihull Council – Sanctuary Home Care.

“We are delighted the new building has now come to life with our first residents moving in,” said General Manager, Lloyd Bradshaw. “The location is superb with a full range of facilities virtually on the doorstep for residents of Trinity Apartments.

“The care and other services now being provided will enable residents to live as independently as possible in a safe and secure environment for as long as they are capable of doing so.”

Hunters New Homes have been appointed as the Association’s selling agents for the shared ownership apartments, a number of which have already been sold.

Prices for a two bedroom shared ownership apartment start at £177,500.

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