The Together Housing Group has won a major development contract, landing a £23 million bid to provide three extra care housing schemes in Derbyshire.
The group, made of six partner housing associations from either side of the Pennines, has been selected as the preferred partner to deliver 197 new apartments to Derbyshire County Council.
This success for the Together Housing Group, builds on the Group's extensive experience as a developer and provider of extra care housing.
Chevin Housing Association Ltd, a member of the Together Housing Group, will provide the lead on the project working with Lathams Architects, PKF Financial and Wilmott Dixon Construction.
The three schemes have been carefully and sensitively designed to be contemporary, stylish and affordable and will achieve high standards of sustainability to code level 3. .
The investment is for:
55 two-bedroom extra care apartments and communal facilities with parking and gardens at Foolow Court in Foolow Avenue, Chesterfield.
52 apartments and communal facilities on the Cressy Fields site in Cressy Road, Alfreton.
90 apartments along with communal facilities and a Day Care centre on the former Clay Cross School site in Market Street, Clay Cross, complementing the District Council's regeneration master plan.
Together Housing Group's Director of New Business, Paul Hayes, said: "The Group is delighted to be working with Derbyshire County Council and all our other partners to create fantastic new extra care schemes. These homes will make such a positive difference to people who need extra care and support and they will also help support local communities by keeping people together and bringing new jobs and amenities."
Derbyshire County Council Cabinet Member for Adult Care Councillor Charles Jones said: "It is very exciting that, following discussions with residents from the local communities, planning applications have now been submitted for two of the schemes (Foolow and Clay Cross). Scheme designs for the Cressy Fields site are currently being amended in response to consultation with local residents as part of the submission process for planning application which will follow shortly. We want everyone to live independently for as long as possible in five-star accommodation and surroundings. Our plans for extra care mean couples would be able to stay together and have 24/7 on site care if they need it, and there would be an excellent mix of services available for all older people in Derbyshire".
Visuals shown above are architects drawings of Foolow Court (left) and Clay Cross (Right).