Urban Village Group

Urban Village Group starts work on Staffordshire office conversion

Urban Village Group has begun the conversion of former council offices in Staffordshire into supported living apartments for people with complex needs.


The £5m transformation of the former Rugeley Town Council building in Anson Street — which will be delivered by Urban Village Healthcare — will create 18 en-suite apartments with communal areas.

The project is expected to reach practical completion in the autumn.

A 25-year lease has already been agreed with housing group, Cornerstone CIC, to provide specialist supported living at the development. 

Nick Sellman, chief executive at Urban Village Group, said: “We are determined to improve the provision of supported living homes for people with disabilities, and our scheme in Rugeley will provide a pathway to independent living for its future residents.

“This is an exciting new era as Urban Village Healthcare embarks on a period of sustained development activity right across the country, delivering high quality care homes and supported living facilities.”

It is the company’s second endeavour as it expands into the health and social care sector. 

Prior to this, Urban Village Group revealed plans for its first development — a £8.5m senior care facility in Wigan, featuring 66 en-suite rooms and communal facilities including lounges, a cinema and hairdressing salon, and guest rooms for relatives.

Over the next two years, the business plans to develop and operate a portfolio of care home and extra care schemes in response to the growing requirements of the healthcare sector. 

“All the statistics indicate that there is a growing demand for high quality supported living facilities right across the country, and we intend to play a significant role in helping to meet that demand,” added Nick.

“We have recruited a highly experienced care delivery team to ensure our developments meet the highest standards. 

“Our developments have been carefully designed to ensure those who live there can enjoy an excellent quality of life and be part of a community that enhances their lives.”

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