Extra Care Living scheme construction begins at Warwickshire, UK

12 August 2019 (Last Updated August 12th, 2019 12:42)

Warwickshire County Council and Galliford Try Partnerships have begun construction of its new Extra Care Living scheme in Bishopton, Stratford Upon Avon, UK.

Extra Care Living scheme construction begins at Warwickshire, UK
The Extra Care apartments will have 75 two-bedroom apartments and a variety of facilities. Credit: Warwickshire County Council.

Warwickshire County Council and Galliford Try Partnerships have begun construction of its new Extra Care Living scheme in Bishopton, Stratford Upon Avon, UK.

The project will provide 75 two-bedroom apartments at affordable rent and shared ownership schemes.

The building will cater to people aged more than 55 years and provide a 24h on-site care facility.

Warwickshire County Councillor Les Caborn said: “Extra Care Housing is significantly different from traditional residential care, giving individuals and couples the option to live ‘at home’ rather than ‘in a home’.

“The schemes offer older people greater independence and control of their lives through purpose-built, self-contained apartments, each with its own front door. It is a very real alternative to living in a residential care home.

“Warwickshire County Council is committed to working with both its District and Town Council colleagues to provide the highest level of housing with care for its vulnerable citizens. The forthcoming accommodation here in Bishopton – a mix of 75 one and two-bedroomed apartments for rent or shared ownership– will be the first Housing 21 scheme of this type in the district suitable for older people aged 55 and over with varying levels of care needs.”

The building will also have a café, hair salon and a lounge, which will be available to the local community.

Galliford Try Partnerships project manager Sean Keenen said: “It is great to be working in partnership with Housing 21 and Warwickshire County Council on this scheme in Bishopton, Stratford.”

“Galliford Try Partnerships are Extra Care specialists; we truly care about the design and build of this and all the schemes we build for over 55s. Everyone deserves to be happy in their home.”

The construction is scheduled to complete by January 2021 and the new tenants are expected to move in by March 2021.