Gordon Place set for transformation
Published by Jason Kayley for Together Housing Group in Housing and also in Care and Support
Cllr Pat Garbutt cuts the turf at Frickley Lodge
Gordon Place in South Elmsall is set for a multi-million pound makeover thanks to a new housing development.
Chevin Housing Association, a member of the Together Housing Group, in Partnership with Wakefield Council, will build 112 new homes in South Elmsall, with the project expected to be complete by September 2015.
The new homes will be a mix of 44 family homes, 67 extra care apartments and a supported housing bungalow.
The extra care apartments, will be available for those aged over 50 with assessed care needs, including 25 apartments designed for people living with dementia.
The extra care apartments, to be known as Frickley Lodge, will provide an increased choice of community based housing options with on-site care and support to enable residents to live independently for longer.
It will also include communal facilities such as a restaurant, lounge, hairdresser and beauty suite for residents; with access for the wider community.
Wates Living Space is carrying out the construction work, with the project funding from Chevin, Pennine Housing 2000, Wakefield Council, the Regional Growth Fund and the Homes and Communities Agency.
Amanda Garrard, Chevin Housing Association Managing Director, said: “We have great experience in providing extra care facilities and this will be a huge asset to the South Elmsall area.
“The plans look fantastic and from our previous experience, people love living in this type of development and we look forward to seeing the project progress.”
Cllr Denise Jeffery, Wakefield Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Growth, said: “I am delighted that Gordon Place has undergone this wonderful transformation.“It will ensure that the housing needs of local people are met, including specialist extra care apartments, and boost this local area.”
Cllr Pat Garbutt, Wakefield Council’s Cabinet Member for Adults and Health, said: “This extra care housing scheme will provide a fantastic environment where people can live independently for longer, making a huge difference to their quality of life and wellbeing.”
Joanne Jamieson, Regional Managing Director of Wates Living Space, added: “We’re looking forward to providing the residents of South Elmsall with new high quality, energy efficient homes that will ensure their needs are fully supported whilst they retain an independent, comfortable lifestyle.
“This project continues our established partnership with Chevin Housing Association and we will be working closely with both Chevin and the Council to ensure our presence in Wakefield also brings to bear social and economic benefits for local people.”