New Extra Care Development in Worcester Named After Historic Monument

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Posted 15 June 2020

Progress on a new Extra Care Living development in Worcester is pushing forward this week, following new government guidelines.

The new Housing 21 development for people over the age of 55 is under construction on Whittington Road and has now been named as ‘Crookbarrow View’, which was chosen to celebrate a local mound with prehistoric activity.

The new scheme which is being developed by Housing 21 in partnership with Worcester City Council and Worcestershire County Council, will provide 71 one and two bedroom apartments for affordable rent and shared ownership. The development, being built by Vistry Partnerships will offer people over the age of 55 a range of services and facilities including a 24 hour on-site care team for those who need it, a café/bistro, hair salon and communal lounge which is also available to the local community.

The Extra Care Living development is set for completion in June 2021. The first residents are expected to move into their new homes in July 2021.

Donna Holmes, Head of Extra Care at Housing 21 said: “We have enjoyed learning more about Worcestershire and are honored to be able to name the scheme after a historic monument.

“When we discovered there was an anglo-saxon settlement in the area and in medieval times a manor house was constructed next to Crookbarrow Hill with a motte castle on top, we thought it would be a great way to make history a part of our future.

“It is great to be able to continue to make progress on this scheme as the impact it will have on people’s lives in the community upon opening is certainly beyond measure.”

James Warrington, Divisional Managing Director, Vistry Partnerships, said: “We have extensive experience designing and constructing extra care schemes and we are very pleased to be working in partnership with Housing 21 again. As one of the country’s leading regeneration specialists we recognise the need to support our partners to build homes across all tenures, particularly homes and care services for older people.”

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