Specialist housing and care provider Blackwood has started building work on a project in Dundee.
The development, which will provide 66 specialist homes to disabled people, will be adaptable and include lift access, remotely controlled automated functions, and digital care and housing systems aimed at helping people to live as independently as possible.
Homes will feature Blackwood’s CleverCogs technology, which is personalised and links users to care and health services, home automation, local information, entertainment, and video access to family and friends.
‘These homes will be totally transformational for those who will move into them. For perspective, the number of homes is almost half of Dundee City Council’s total waiting list for adapted accommodation,’ said Simon Fitzpatrick, development and commercial director.
‘The new development will further our ambitions to create a blueprint for independent living and influence how the sector will operate in the future.’
Blackwood appointed Fife-based Campion Homes to lead on the £17.5m housing project, with work expected to last 18 months. The homes have been developed in partnership with architects Lewis and Hickey.