A new extra care development will be built in Saffron Walden as part of a larger scheme to increase the number of new homes in the Essex area.
The contract, which has been awarded to Keepmoat will see 73 new apartments built on Radwinter Road in Saffron Walden for Housing Association, East Thames.
The development will include on-site care staff, visiting management staff, non-resident management staff and community alarm service as well as community facilities such as a lounge, a restaurant, and a communal garden.
The apartments will be available for rent from East Thames or available to part buy under a shared ownership scheme.
With people living longer and Britain ageing population growing rapidly, Keepmoat is acutely aware of the pressures that local authorities and housing associations face to provide modern accessible housing for people who want to downsize, but are adamant about not wanting to go into care homes.
Since 2002 Keepmoat has constructed more than 4,000 extra care and retirement units in Britain with the purpose of embedding and integrating extra care services into the heart of communities, providing older people with a place to call home in the community they have always lived in.
Dan Germann, Regional Managing Director of Keepmoat’s London and South Developments division said: “Throughout the duration of this project, we will ensure the project works for the whole community with a focus on longevity of good quality housing, which gives residents access to supporting services and opportunities for lifelong learning, training, employment and care when needed. We look forward to getting started on the project.”