Decision - Supported housing for people with physical disabilities on Knoll House site

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Supported housing for people with physical disabilities on Knoll House site

Decision Maker: Adult Social Care & Public Health Sub-Committee, Policy & Resources Committee

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


This paper sets out the Business Case to convert the Knoll House care home into supported housing for people with physical disabilities and brain injuries.




(1)             That the preferred option to demolish and build a 3-storey Supported Housing service on the site of the Knoll House care home be approved;

(2)         That a capital programme budget up to a maximum of £10.500m for the delivery of a Supported Housing service to be financed through capital borrowing and a Homes England bid. (or the difference between £10.500m and the sum released by Homes England) be approved;

(3)         That the Executive Director of Health & Adult Social Care be granted delegated authority in consultation with the Executive Director for Finance & Resources to enter into the necessary contracts (including with a development partner as necessary) to secure:

(i)      The demolition of the existing building;

(ii)     The Design and Build operations required to complete the development of the Supported Housing service at Knoll House as described in this report; and

(iii)    The housing management, repairs and maintenance function.


(4)         That extensive consultation is carried out with Ward Councillors and residents of the Ingram Estate to address any impact on nearby residents, surrounding trees and the communal garden of Sanders House.

Report author: Anne Richardson-Locke

Publication date: 02/08/2021

Date of decision: 01/07/2021

Decided at meeting: 01/07/2021 - Policy & Resources Committee

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