Village 135, Wythenshawe Community Housing Group’s £20m Extra Care Scheme, Going Up

The steel structure is now starting to take shape on Wythenshawe Community Housing Group’s new Village 135 Extra Care Scheme in Wythenshawe, South Manchester.

This marks a production milestone on this £20m development, which will provide 135 much-needed homes for older people.  Over £5m of the investment was awarded to WCHG via a Department of Health Care & Support Specialised Housing fund bid through the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).

Located on the junction of Brownley Road and Hollyhedge Road in Wythenshawe, and with completion anticipated in 2016, these new modern, energy efficient homes will provide a mix of 2 bed roomed apartments for affordable rent, shared ownership and apartments for outright sale.

Nigel Wilson, Chief Executive of Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG), said; “It is fantastic to see the progress on this exciting project, which marks the first major development since WCHG was created in April 2013. The choice of rent, buy or shared ownership also gives people different options if they wish to downsize or want to find something better suited to their requirements.”

These purpose-built homes for older people will provide an on-site 24 hour care team and a range of facilities specifically catering for their needs. Residents will be able to live independent lives tailored around their own individual needs, which can be adapted as requirements change.

There will also be a range of facilities open to the community to create a hub for local people to enjoy, such as a bistro and hairdressing salon.  Village 135 will be set in landscaped gardens and the homes have been designed to meet mobility and access under Lifetime Homes, ensuring the living spaces are flexible in design and are a generous size to meet the needs of the residents.

Eddy Newman, Chair of WCHG, said: “This new facility will also provide job opportunities for local people and we are working closely with The Manchester College in Wythenshawe to provide training and employment in health and social care, catering and hair and beauty as part of the community facilities on offer at Village 135.”

If anyone would like to find out more about these new homes for rent and sale, please contact Amanda Seals, Senior Manager, Extra Care on 0800 633 5500 or email enquiries@vilage135.org.uk  or visit www.village135.org.uk