The Cleckheaton scheme comprises 80 flats. Credit: via Candid PR

Brewster Bye boosts senior living credentials

Working with retirement living provider Housing 21, the Leeds-based architect is advancing two Yorkshire schemes bringing close to 140 homes to the local market.

Principal contractor Esh Construction is due to complete work in the coming weeks on a £7.5m, 58-home development on Highfield Road in Askern near Doncaster, developed by Housing 21 in partnership with Doncaster Council and Askern Town Council.

Known as Askern Vale Court, the development offers one- and two-bedroom apartments within a three storey building, complete with communal facilities, landscaped gardens and dedicated parking area, as well as two bungalows. All the homes are available for affordable rent.

Work will start this summer on an extra care scheme in Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, which will provide 80 rental apartments for over 55s, Kirklees Council is partnering with Housing 21.

Designed to promote independent living in a community setting, a care team will be on-site 24 hours a day to deliver planned care packages to residents if needed. Facilities will include an activity room, communal lounge and gardens. An on-site hair salon and café for residents will also be open to the public.

A third Brewster Bye-designed scheme is also now on site in Staffordshire for Housing 21 and partner Collaborate Living.

Mark Henderson, director at Brewster Bye, said: “These three developments are about creating stunning homes, in safe environments, that mean older people can enjoy their independence for longer.

“Over the past five years we have designed more than 1,000 homes for older people across the north of England and working on three large scale developments with Housing 21 is testament to our experience in this market.

“We always put residents at the heart of our designs, in order to create well thought out developments, where people will want to live, as well as carefully considering their surroundings and the requirements of local planning officials. The result is three exceptional schemes that have the potential to become landmarks and focal points within their local communities.”

Housing 21 now operates in more than 240 local authority areas across England, managing over 22,800 retirement living and extra care properties and providing over 38,000 hours of social care each week.

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