Waring Court gets underway

An official ceremony was held by Housing 21 in partnership with West Berkshire Council to mark the start of construction on a new extra care scheme for older people in Thatcham.

The developers, Willmott Dixon, are now ready to begin digging the foundations for the new building and the event on Wednesday 17 November formally recognised the beginning of the work.

Waring Court will be home to 51 apartments specifically designed to meet the needs of residents aged over 55.

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) provided more than £3m to enable the development commissioned by West Berkshire Council. Housing 21 will manage the scheme.