Equans pushes on with Kirklees extra care project
Completion by winter is expected at Ash View, with the final parts of the west wing roof added to the borough’s latest facility for those with additional needs.
The scheme in Ashbrow, Kirklees Council’s fourth, will provide 50 flats, which include specially adapted units for wheelchair users, to bring inclusive and essential housing solutions for older residents with additional needs.
Extra care schemes are groups of self-contained homes alongside shared communal facilities, such as shared areas and a communal hub, bringing residents together.
The development will be owned and managed by the council.
Drone footage was shot of the project in November last year:
Sean Corcoran, regional director at Equans Regeneration, said: “We’re really pleased to reach such a significant milestone on this development.
“Extra Care housing has so many benefits for residents – enabling them to live independently for as long as possible, whilst accessing support as and when they need it – so we’re delighted to be able to use our expertise to help the council create a development of this kind in Kirklees. I’m sure it will be very popular with local people.”
Cllr Moses Crook, cabinet member for housing and highways, said: “The journey to this point has been a real challenge for everyone involved, and I am very pleased that Ash View will soon be ready to welcome its first residents.
“This development is a vital step in our ongoing efforts to provide high-quality, accessible housing in Kirklees. It represents our vision where every resident can access comfortable and suitable housing to support independent living for as long as possible.”