A topping out ceremony to mark the completion of the roof at a new Extra Care Scheme in Goldthorpe, Nr Barnsley took take place on Thursday 1st July 2010 at 12noon. The Worshipful, The Mayor of Barnsley, Councillor Margaret Sheard officially unveiled a weather vane in recognition of the completion of the roof followed by a presentation of a cheque from construction partners to the nearby Highgate Day Care Centre.
Councillor Newman, Barnsley Council Cabinet Spokesperson for Housing said: "Barnsley are looking forward to welcoming new residents in March next year, meanwhile we are delighted to watch the building growing so quickly. It is a credit to all concerned with the considerable amount of planning, design and delivery works needed for a scheme of this size. I am sure this scheme will be of great benefit to local people".
Martin Farran, Executive Director of Adult Social Services of Barnsley Council stated: "Barnsley Social Services are delighted to see the build progress made so far at Cherry Tree Court. This is one of the boroughs four Extra Care schemes all providing high quality affordable accommodation with support for people aged 55 and over. Cherry Tree Court will have 60 apartments for rent providing an extra choice that will meet an individual resident's assessed need".
Steve Close, Group Chief Executive for Chevin Housing said" This new style of providing self contained, high quality accommodation with individual support packages is proving very popular and a look round the Cherry Tree Court development makes it easy to see why. We are delighted to continue our successful partnership with Barnsley and Berneslai Homes using funding from the Homes and Community Agency and we look forward to welcoming the first residents.
Helen Jaggar, Chief Executive of Berneslai Homes said "Berneslai Homes are very pleased to have worked with the Council and Chevin Housing Association in the development of Cherry Tree Court. This scheme will be Barnsley's fourth extra care scheme providing much needed quality affordable housing for older residents. I look forward to Barnsley residents asking Berneslai Homes to be considered for this new scheme where they will have both support and independence in their new home."
Paul Moore, Managing Director of Southdale commented," We are delighted to be the chosen constructor partner and be part of the team creating this major extra care facility for the local Goldthorpe community. It is built in accordance with BREEAM standards and incorporates enhanced thermal performance and low carbon heating technologies. We are highly delighted with the whole team approach and would like to thank our partnered subcontractors for their valued contribution to the residents of the Highgate Day Centre next door to our development.
Photographed: John Healey MP, John Harding, Head of Commissioning, Older People, BMBC Social Services, The Worshipful, The Mayor of Barnsley, Councillor Margaret Sheard, Helen Jaggar, Chief Executive – Berneslai Home, Steve Close, Group Chief Executive – Chevin Housing Association, Paul Moore, Managing Director – Southdale along with representatives from each of the parnters involved in the project.