Update re site at Swannington

March 4th 2021

The very good news is that this project is “back on track” after being badly affected by the effects of the pandemic, as well as some technical issues that needed to be resolved at the Swannington site.

A recent Zoom meeting with Bloors Homes and North West Leicestershire District Council has moved things forward to the point we are reviewing final plans and drawings, which we expect to submit for planning approval shortly.

The timescale for the project should mean that building will commence early next year and occupation, if all goes well, in quarter four of 2022.  We remain very grateful to Bloors Homes and the District Council for their continued support for Hospice Hope with this joint project.

Stewart Shepherd
Chair of Trustees
stewart@hospicehope.org.uk

11th November 2020

Following a meeting held on Tuesday 11th November, attended by representatives from Hospice Hope, Bloor’s Homes and North West Leicestershire District Council, the Charity is pleased to issue the following update.

Chair of Hospice Hope, Stewart Shepherd said: “Progress on this project has naturally significantly slowed due to Covid-19, as all parties have been dealing with the effects of the pandemic.  Both Bloor’s Homes and our Council remain totally committed to the project and the site at Swannington, which will produce a brand new centre for people from across North West Leicestershire to access our services and those of our partner organisations.

There is currently more work to be done at the Swannington site before planning permission can be applied for, but we are all confident that we shall see considerable progress in the new year.

As progress is made, Hospice Hope will issue further statements to keep our stakeholders in the picture.  On behalf of all the trustees, staff, volunteers and service users at Hospice Hope, we remain extremely grateful to Bloor’s Homes and our Council for their support.”

 

Stewart Shepherd
Chair of Trustees
stewart@hospicehope.org.uk