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Housing 21 to deliver £13 million Extra Care development in Telford

Not-for-profit provider Housing 21 has begun work on a £13m Extra Care scheme in Telford, Shropshire.

The scheme will enable over 55s to live independently with the reassurance of an on-site care team.

The development on Dawley Road is scheduled to open in early 2024 and will offer a choice of one- and two-bedroom apartments as well as communal facilities such as gardens, a café/bistro, and hair salon.

Part-funded by a £4.55m Homes England grant, the as yet unnamed facility will comprise 70 apartments. Thirty of the two-bedroom apartments will be made available for social rent, with the remainder earmarked for shared-ownership.

Housing 21 currently manages over 20,000 properties. Its Telford project comes courtesy of a partnership with Midlands-based Deeley Construction and Telford and Wrekin Council.

Debbie Hope, head of development for Housing 21, said: “There is a clear need for suitable housing for older people in Telford and we are hopeful that this is the first in a new pipeline of projects. Telford and Wrekin Council was particularly supportive when getting this scheme in to contract and we will continue to work together to bring the property to life.

These apartments will provide a fantastic home for our future residents and will have a truly transformational impact for those people on a day-to-day basis.”

Eleanor Deeley, joint managing director at Deeley Group, commented: “The development at Dawley Road marks the latest in our partnership with Housing 21, following other developments at Chipping Norton and Didcot.

“As a business we are targeting net zero status by 2036, therefore we're excited to be working with Housing 21 on its first all-electric building which will help lower energy usage and reduce carbon emissions.

“As well as supporting Housing 21 with their environmental and sustainability targets, we have the expertise in delivering innovative extra care facilities of this type and will be working with our partners to create a facility that caters for the housing needs of older people in Telford.”

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