Summer start date for work at new Buxton site
Work on a new £7.6million housing scheme for older people in Buxton is set to start in the summer and local tradespeople are being invited to play their part.
The extra care scheme is being developed in partnership with Derbyshire Council and developer Keepmoat.
It will feature 53 self-contained two-bedroom apartments with support and care services on site and communal facilities including a restaurant, salon and health suite. Apartments will be a mix of affordable rent, shared ownership and outright sale.
It is hoped that local businesses and labour will play a major part in the development, with a wide range of construction jobs available for companies of all sizes.
Ahead of work starting in the summer, Keepmoat is holding a Meet the Contractor event to give local tradespeople the chance to become a subcontractor on Tuesday April 19 between 8.30am and 12.30pm, at the Best Western Lee Wood Hotel, on Park Road.
Representatives from Keepmoat and Derbyshire County Council will be at the event to meet local tradespeople and talk to them about opportunities for their businesses during construction of the scheme. Jobs available range from joinery, steelwork, tiling, windows and doors to landscaping, fencing, cladding, plumbing, security grilles and shutters.
Catherine Bradbury, our national property development manager, said: “We’re delighted to be in a position to start work on this new extra care site.
“Extra care apartments allow older people to maintain their independence, socialise with others and be part of a community as well as have access to flexible care facilities on site should they need them.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for local tradespeople to play a part and become an official subcontractor for this scheme. We aim to involve the community in all of our developments from start to finish so we are really keen for local people to benefit from the work the building of this scheme will create.”
Derbyshire County Council Deputy Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care Councillor Paul Jones said: “We’re very excited about the development in Brown Edge Road which will provide high quality extra care apartments where people can live independently with the security of 24/7 on site care.
“It’s going to be a fantastic scheme and we’re very keen to hear from local businesses who want to get involved. I hope they will come to the event to find out more and register their interest.
“We’re committed to providing strong care and support to older people across the county and are proud to be developing high quality, fit-for-the-future accommodation suitable for people with a range of care needs while investing in local communities with our partners.”
To find out more about the Buxton project and other opportunities with Keepmoat across the East Midlands, businesses can email firstname.lastname@example.org or Derbyshire County Council service manager Tim Dence at email@example.com