Pupils help unveil extra care show flat

Pupils from Guns Village Primary School joined representatives of Housing 21 and Sandwell Borough Council for the unveiling of a show apartment at Goldfield Court in West Bromwich.

The school children were instrumental in coming up with the name for the 93 apartment scheme and the event gave them the opportunity to see how the building is coming along.

The name ‘Goldfield’ was chosen following research by the students where they discovered that during Norman times the local area was covered in a gold-yellow flowering shrub called Broom.

The £12.5 million extra care development for older people, which will offer 24 hour on-site flexible care and support services, is now reaching the final stages of construction and the show apartment will be available for public viewing through escorted tours at a special information day which is being held on 7th February at Mother Teresa House in Baker Street, West Bromwich.

Partners in the project include Sandwell Borough Council, Housing 21, Thomas Vale Construction and the Homes and Communities Agency, who helped with funding of £5 million. The scheme’s communal on-site facilities include a restaurant and a hair and beauty salon. Residents will benefit from specialist features that will enable independent living within a secure environment.

Further information on renting an apartment at Goldfield Court can be obtained from Sandwell Council ASSIST on 0845 352 2266. Information on purchasing an apartment via shared ownership can be obtained from Housing 21’s sales team on 0345 608 4021.