Falcon Court nears completion

A topping out ceremony was held at Falcon Court extra care housing development on Friday 4th March, at the latest multi-million pound scheme of its kind to take shape in South Gloucestershire.

Two other schemes – Cambrian Green Court in Yate and Badminton Gardens in Downend – have already recently opened, as part of the council's aim of creating 700 extra care housing apartments in the district, alongside two brand new care homes, to replace the council's outdated care homes.

Falcon Court will consist of 5 one bed and 35 two bed flats. The scheme will include a range of communal facilities and 24 hour care and support on site to help people remain independent.

It is planned for Falcon Court to open in the early autumn 2011.

Councillor Matthew Riddle, executive member for community care and housing and older people’s champion at the council, said: “With two extra care housing schemes already open and Falcon Court nearing completion, residents are really starting to feel the benefits of these new and spacious apartments’.

The new development, like Cambrian Green Court in Yate, is being constructed by the Leadbitter Group.

Paul Richards, director of housing services for Housing 21, said: “It’s very pleasing to see the progress being made on the development of Falcon Court and I look forward to welcoming the first residents. Extra care housing can make a real difference to the lives of the people living there as well as bringing benefits to the wider local community. I’m sure that Falcon Court will be as successful as Cambrian Court, our other recently completed scheme with South Gloucestershire Council.”