Ground breaking’ new wing for extra care housing development in Cinderford
Published by Rob Ghosh for Hanover Housing Group in Housing and also in Care and Support, Communities, Environment
Construction work has started on a new wing at Hanover Court in Cinderford. The new £2.3 million extension will boost housing choices for older people in Cinderford.
In 2011 Hanover Court won the Gold award for the best small Extra Care estate in England by the EAC (Elderly Accommodation Counsell) and is now set to lay the foundations of an even better and bigger Estate.
The new wing is being developed in partnership by Hanover and the Homes and Communities agency. It will add 20 high quality self contained apartments to its 26 existing properties and is due for completion in summer 2015.
Hanover Court’s oldest residents, 101 year old Daisy Franks and 100 year old Ella Medlow joined Hanover staff and the construction crew from Pollards as they started to dig the foundation for the extension.
Daisy said: “I can’t wait until it’s been built. I am looking forward to celebrating my future birthdays in the new lounge.”
Residents of the development will also have access to a range of new facilities including: a lounge, hair and beauty salon, and extended restaurant area. Hanover Court will also be open to the local community to come along to social events and use the new facilities.
Hanover’s Head of Operations West, David Hanks said: “Today is the first step in the construction phase . Over the next 12 months we will be working closely with our partners to ensure the new building delivers a fantastic array of services and facilities which will benefit older people in Cinderford.”