New £9m Thorne Extra Care housing scheme takes shape
A Topping Out Ceremony was held on 15 February to mark the key milestone in the development of Housing & Care 21’s latest Extra Care scheme, Casson Court, which has been developed in partnership with Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council and the regeneration arm of energy and services specialist ENGIE (formerly Keepmoat Regeneration).
The Housing & Care 21 team were joined by the Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Thorne and representatives from ENGIE to celebrate the occasion.
Casson Court will be Housing & Care 21’s fourth Extra Care scheme in Doncaster and will provide much-needed accommodation for local people over the age of 55. The £9m scheme, due to complete in November, will provide 72 self-contained one and two bedroom apartments, designed to promote independent living in a community setting.
Residents will benefit from a range of on-site facilities including a café/bistro and hair salon which will be open to the public, as well as a residents’ lounge, guest suite and scooter store.
The apartments will soon be available to rent or buy on a shared ownership basis. They will be finished to a high standard and will include the latest safety and security features and a range of quality fixtures and fittings.
The scheme has been funded by Housing & Care 21, together with Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council and Homes England (formerly the Homes & Communities Agency).
Siobhan Moore, Head of Property Development for Housing & Care 21 commented; “We are delighted to reach this important milestone in the development of Casson Court, our fourth Extra Care scheme in Doncaster. The scheme will provide much needed affordable homes for older people in the area, with on-site, tailored care and support packages available to help residents live independently for as long as possible.”
Nathan Brough, Regional Director at ENGIE, said: “Casson Court will bring many benefits, not just to the residents but also to the wider community in Thorne, so we are delighted to be celebrating with our longstanding partners as we come one step closer to completing this exciting scheme.”
Cllr Glyn Jones, Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member for Housing and Equalities, said: “It is fantastic to see great progress being made with this important housing development. We are providing quality accommodation for older people and with care and support available, the new residents will live independently for longer. This scheme in Thorne is just one of our housing schemes going up across the borough which are offering a range of homes to suit the needs, budgets and personal circumstances of Doncaster residents.”
The scheme should be open to residents in December 2018, and Housing & Care 21 are currently taking expressions of interest from those interested in buying or renting an apartment. Any enquiries should be directed to 0345 608 4021 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Friday or email firstname.lastname@example.org