Proud to share the work done by our property team for St Basil's, a great charity helping young people out of homelessness!
Access to the right sort of accommodation and support is key to reducing homelessness. This scheme of 32 bed one-bedroom flats in Coventry which opened in December 2020 is helping young people into safe and secure, high-quality accommodation. St Basil's will also be offering training and employment programmes to these young people.
We also acted on the Heart of England Community Foundation Grant as part of their Building Better Lives programme that funded the purchase.
Great to see an empty building transformed in this way and for this purpose.
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Our housing team helped St Basils speed progress and create a new centre of 32 homes in Coventry. The housing team at Anthony Collins Solicitors (ACS) work on many property deals that help housing associations provide homes to people in need. But occasionally a piece of work comes in with an even greater degree of social purpose that emphasises the impact of the team’s work. St Basils is a charity working with young people in the West Midlands to help them find and keep a home, grow their confidence, develop their skills, and increase their opportunities. At the end of 2019, the charity instructed us to negotiate the purchase of a former housing association sheltered accommodation building in Coventry. Their goal was to turn the empty building into 32 one-bedroom flats for young people. We successfully exchanged and completed the purchase in time to allow the refurbishment works to be completed and Lorna Esien Court to be opened in time for Christmas 2020