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Work begins on £6.8 million extra care scheme

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Left to right – Mi-space’s Lex Cumber, Sanctuary’s Mike Santon and Verena Womersley and Mi-space’s Andrew Moore on site at Bideford Left to right – Mi-space’s Lex Cumber, Sanctuary’s Mike Santon and Verena Womersley and Mi-space’s Andrew Moore on site at Bideford

News release

25 March 2014

 Work begins on £6.8 million extra care scheme

Representatives from Sanctuary Group and contractors Mi-space have recently assisted in the building work of a £6.8 million housing project in Devon by laying a commemorative stone to celebrate the start of work on site.

Leading housing and care provider Sanctuary is developing a 59 unit extra care scheme for the over 55s on site at Moreton Park Road, Bideford. The scheme, which will be managed by Sanctuary Home Care, is designed to give residents maximum independence with care and support on site as needed and will include facilities such as a restaurant, hairdressers, buggy store, lounge and multifunction room.

On completion, 41 units will be offered for rent in partnership with Torridge District Council and 18 will be available to buy through older persons shared ownership (75% purchase with no rent).

It is anticipated that the construction of the new project will also benefit the younger people in the local area by providing a number of training and apprenticeship opportunities.

Mike Santon, Sanctuary’s Head of development – South West, said: “It is great to see work begin at this development. Through this extra care scheme, Sanctuary is creating much needed homes for those over 55, employment within the completed scheme and at the same time, providing young people from the area with the opportunities they need to begin a career in the building trade.”

Lex Cumber, Business Development Director for Mi-space, said: “This extra care scheme in Bideford is one we are really proud to be involved with. Sanctuary and the Mi-space team are working extremely well together on the project and this shows on site. Together we are creating outstanding new homes, homes we would be very happy to see our own loved ones live in, and this is a great source of pride to the entire team.”

Bideford extra care scheme is being developed in partnership with Torridge District Council and contractors Mi-space. The government’s Homes and Communities Agency has contributed £1.2 million to the development, which is expected to be completed early 2015.

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