Wythenshawe Community Housing Group are delighted to announce the expected completition of a their landmark 'Village 135' Extra Care Housing Scheme in Spring 2017.
The care & support specialised housing scheme went through a successful bid rund through the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).
The Village will create 135 homes through an Extra Care Specialised Housing development for Older People and will amount to an £20m investment, including the £5.19m funding from the Department of Health, through the HCA.
Nigel Wilson, Group Chief Executive of Wythenshawe Community Housing Group, the newly created parent company for Willow Park and Parkway Green, said; “We are delighted to announce this exciting new project, these new Extra Care homes will provide housing for older people through a mixture of apartments for affordable rent, shared ownership and outright sales – giving the people of Wythenshawe a choice of housing to suit their own needs.”
Eddy Newman, Chair of WCHG said; “Wythenshawe is undergoing a fantastic regeneration at the moment with the new campus of The Manchester College, the introduction of Metrolink and now this announcement regarding new homes. It is a tremendous win for WCHG and the people of Wythenshawe.”
The Village will be located on the junction of Brownley Road and Hollyhedge Road and will consist of 66 apartments for affordable rent, 39 apartments for shared ownership and 30 apartments for outright sale. The high quality facilities and extra care provision on site will enable older people to maintain their independence for longer, a key aim for most people.
The Community Hub with a café/Bistro will provide a focal point for scheme residents and the local community and the development will be set in landscaped sensory gardens. The scheme has been designed to achieve full mobility and access under Lifetime Homes for all residents ensuring the living spaces are flexible in design and are a generous size to meet the needs of the residents.
Contract Value: £20m
Tenure: 66 rent – 39 shared ownership – 30 for sale
No, of units: 135
Mix: 2 bedroom apartments
Procurement method: OJEU Design & Build
Funding: £5.19m CaSSH fund from DoH
Contractors: Galliford Try
Consultants: Poole Dick Associates (Employers Agent)
M&E Consultants: ECS
Structural Engineer: Sutcliffes