A topping out ceremony has been held for Housing 21’s new, all-electric extra care scheme in Telford.
Sandstone Court has been developed in partnership with Telford & Wrekin Council and with the support of Homes England. It is being built by Midlands-based Deeley Construction. The project is Housing 21’s first all-electric extra care scheme, following a low carbon brief.
Representatives from Homes England, Deeley Construction, RG&P, and Gardiner & Theobald joined Housing 21’s chief executive Bruce Moore to celebrate the occasion. Sandstone Court will offer 70 affordable one- and two-bedroom apartments, all of which will be available for social rent to local people over the age of 55, with a care team on-site 24/7
On-site facilities will include a café/bistro, hair salon, and communal lounge. Sandstone Court is scheduled to open in 2024.
Deborah Hope, head of development at Housing 21 said: “We are delighted to reach this important milestone in the development of Sandstone Court, this is our first all-electric extra care scheme which is being built using our new low carbon brief. The scheme will provide much needed homes for older people in the area, with on-site, tailored care and support packages available to help residents live independently.”
Eleanor Deeley, joint MD of Deeley Group, said: “It’s fantastic to have reached this key milestone in the development and work is progressing well on site. Sandstone Court marks our third development in partnership with Housing 21. The all-electric, low carbon, extra care scheme fits in perfectly with our sustainability targets at the Deeley Group and will provide important new homes for people in Telford.”