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Ground-breaking ceremony for Kirklees Extra Care scheme

A ground-breaking ceremony has been held to mark the start of works at Housing 21’s Extra Care development in Kirklees.

The ceremony at the site in Cleckheaton was attended by representatives from Housing 21, Kirklees Council, Homes England, and Robertson Group. The £20m Extra Care scheme is being delivered by Housing 21, a national leading provider of Retirement Living and Extra Care, in partnership with Kirklees Council. Homes England are providing a grant of over £7m, and Robertson Group are the main contractors, working with Brewster Bye Architects.

The development will comprise 61 one- and 19 two-bedroom apartments, all of which will be available for social rent.

Bridget Faughnan-Bing, Housing 21’s development and delivery director, said: “We are delighted to announce the start of construction on our first Extra Care scheme in Kirklees. The Extra Care scheme at Kenmore Drive will be a great addition to the housing choices for older people of modest means in the area.”

“This development will provide homes that will enable local older people to live independently for longer and still remain within the community that they know and love.”

Councillor Moses Crook, cabinet member for housing and highways, said: “I am really pleased to see that works are about to start on Kenmore Drive. This is our fifth Extra Care scheme in Kirklees, including a scheme nearing completion at Ashbrow and building upon our existing schemes located in Huddersfield, Dewsbury, and Heckmondwike. This development will be another vital step in our ongoing efforts to provide high-quality, accessible housing in Kirklees.’’

Jonathan Sizer, regional managing director, Robertson Construction Yorkshire & East Midlands, commented: “With a focus on supporting the health and wellbeing of residents, the development will feature attractive facilities that allow independence while benefiting and connecting the local community. As delivery partner, we will ensure that we create quality homes and facilities that meet the needs and priorities of residents, staff and the wider community. This development will be an asset to Cleckheaton and marks our first project with Housing 21.”

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