We are delighted to share that we have been granted planning permission by the London Borough of Barnet for a new state-of-the-art development in the heart of the growing Jewish community in Mill Hill East.
The development which, until a lead donor is secured, we are calling Number Eight, is located on the corner of Bittacy Hill and Langstone Way in Mill Hill East. The development will comprise 30 much-needed mobility apartments including 7 two-bedroom apartments.
The apartments will be designed to meet the needs of people with physical disabilities and / or vision impairments using the latest technology and equipment, with accessible modern fitted kitchens and walk-in shower rooms spacious enough to accommodate wheelchairs.
There will be communal laundry facilities with accessible machines, a stylish communal lounge, garden and roof terrace. There is ample tenants’ parking enabling those who drive to be able to retain this aspect of their independence.
We are now working to finalise the plans for the building and get everything in place so that work can commence on-site and we expect completion towards the end of 2023.
As an independent organisation that receives no government funding, all of our developments have to date been funded with the support and generosity of the community. The site was purchased in 2020 thanks to ongoing fundraising efforts. The cost of the works is expected to be £10m. This is our largest and most ambitious project. With planning permission secured we will shortly be embarking on a capital fundraising campaign to raise the £4.7m we need to fully fund this development enabling us to then continue with our ambitious strategy of growth and transformation and commitment to ensure that we can provide support to anyone living with physical disabilities and / or impaired vision in our community who needs it.
Marc Gordon, Chair, Jewish Blind & Disabled commented: “This will be our largest fundraising project to date. It is ambitious but if we are to meet the needs of the community we will need to be bold and ambitious in our approach. We are an organisation that has grown and developed thanks to the generosity of individuals and families from across the community. We hope alongside our long-standing supporters to be able to attract new individuals, families, Trusts and Foundations to support this wonderful cause. By working together, we can transform even more lives.”
If you are interested in finding out more about our new development or to visit one of our current developments please contact Rachel Barres on firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 4548 8692.