Yatton Extra Care court takes shape at topping out ceremony

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Posted 11 October 2019

Yatton Extra Care court takes shape at topping out ceremony

Strawberry Gardens, a new Extra Care Living development on Moorhen Road, off Arnold’s Way, moved one step closer to completion as the build reached its highest point.

A topping out ceremony was held on 1 October to mark the key milestone for Housing 21’s latest Extra Care scheme, which has been developed in partnership with North Somerset Council. The Housing 21 team were joined by representatives from North Somerset Council, Yatton Parish Council and Galliford Try Partnerships to celebrate the occasion.

Strawberry Gardens is Housing 21’s first Extra Care scheme in Yatton and will provide much needed accommodation for local people over the age of 55. The development is supported by Homes England and will offer 60 two bedroom apartments for affordable rent and shared ownership. Strawberry Gardens has been designed to promote independent living in a community setting, with a care team on-site 24/7 to deliver planned care packages if needed.

Cllr Don Davies, Leader of North Somerset Council, said: “It’s fantastic that Strawberry Gardens has reached this key milestone. Extra Care housing is a real alternative to residential care, helping people live as independently as possible for as long as possible, while still having access to everyday support and living within their local community. 30 of the apartments will be available for affordable rent through our HomeChoice and adult care teams.”

Residents will benefit from a range of on-site facilities, including a café/bistro and hair salon, which are also accessible to visitors and the local community. There is also a residents’ lounge, activity room, and communal gardens for residents and their guests to enjoy.

Siobhan Moore, Director of Development at Housing 21 said: “We are delighted to reach this important milestone in the development of Strawberry Gardens, our first Extra Care scheme in Yatton. The scheme will provide much needed affordable homes for older people in the area, with on-site, tailored care and support packages available to help residents live independently for as long as possible.”

Craig Currie, Managing Director of Galliford Try Partnerships West, said: “It’s fantastic to reach this milestone, having worked closely with our partner Housing 21 to bring forward this quality new development. Our two organisations are committed to increasing the supply of retirement and extra care properties and we’re proud to have brought forward more than 300 new homes together nationwide to date.”

Strawberry Gardens is set to open in spring 2020 and the scheme’s show home will be open from January 2020. Housing 21 is currently taking expressions of interest from those interested in buying or renting an apartment. Any enquiries should be directed to Sales Team on 0345 608 4021 sales@housing21.org.uk. Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm.

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