cohousing

New collaboration for innovative co-housing scheme

Modece has started a new collaboration with The Glebe Meadow Westleton Community Interest Company (GMWCIC) who are hoping to build a 20 dwelling co-housing scheme behind Westleton’s redundant vicarage. 

Concept design meeting. Left to right:  Bob Jackson (GMWCIC), Ralph Carpenter (Modece), Sarah Quinlan (GMWCIC), Matthew Bell (Modece) and Juliet Bullimore (GMWCIC).

Concept design meeting. Left to right: Bob Jackson (GMWCIC), Ralph Carpenter (Modece), Sarah Quinlan (GMWCIC), Matthew Bell (Modece) and Juliet Bullimore (GMWCIC).

The housing is intended for locals aged over 65 as part of an initiative to tackle loneliness in the ageing population of rural areas. The proposal will include converting the vicarage itself into a social hub for residents to share. The building will provide spaces for communal cooking and eating as well as film and games rooms.

Sarah Quinlan, director of the GMWCIC, explains more in this article for the East Anglian Daily Times:

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