Mayor marks final stage of luxury retirement scheme
Published by awalsh for Sanctuary Housing Association in Housing
The Mayor Councillor Les Allen with Sanctuary’s project manager Mark Birkin on top of the new development.
The Mayor of Derby helped to mark the final phase of a new £10 million retirement scheme by laying the last bricks to complete the roof level.
The 98 one and two bedroom Retirement Living apartments, which have been designed for people over the age of 60, are being developed by leading housing and care provider Sanctuary Group and will be available to rent or buy through shared ownership.
On 22nd March, Councillor Les Allen helped with work on the roof which will include an atrium glass ceiling as the central point of the development.
The Mackworth scheme includes an onsite restaurant, coffee bar, lounge, gym, health suite and a cinema room. Solar panels will be installed on the building to make the scheme more energy efficient and care services will also be available on site.
Now the roof is complete, work will begin on fitting the inside of the building with the development due to be complete in the autumn. As part of the work, four apprentices from the Derby area, will be learning bricklaying and joinery skills while on site.
Andy White, head of development for the area, said: “It is great to see the glazed atrium complete as this is a key feature of this exciting scheme.
“The 98 apartments will provide much needed quality homes for Derby’s older residents and will provide them with the facilities they need to continue living an independent life style.
“Work can now press ahead to get these luxury apartments completed for the autumn.”
The scheme is being funded by Sanctuary, Derby City Council and the Homes and Communities Agency.
Councillor Ruth Skelton, cabinet member for Adult Social Care and Health said: “We are delighted this scheme is progressing well and it will give our older residents the opportunity to live in a supportive environment that encourages independence and a strong sense of community.”