specialist housing and care in Kendal, Cumbria will soon have a new facility to
serve their needs, as leading energy and regeneration specialist ENGIE begins
work on a £15.2million Extra Care scheme.
The Extra Care development
is being built on behalf of the leading not-for-profit, provider of Retirement
Housing and Extra Care, Housing 21.
Consisting of 80 apartments
and 24 stand-alone bungalows, the aim of the development is to help older
people maintain their independence, with access to care and support as and when
needed from a 24-hour, on-site care team.
The Oxenholme project is
the second Extra Care scheme ENGIE is currently building on behalf of Housing
21, with work on a similar £10m project in High Bentham in the Yorkshire Dales
reaching the halfway mark of its development recently. In addition to this,
ENGIE will also be working on another three Extra Care builds in Cumbria over
the coming months, with a value of approximately £60million.
Extra Care is a sector that
ENGIE knows well, as a previous Extra Care development with Housing 21 – Casson
Court in Doncaster – scooped the Best Partnership prize at the 2018 Inside
Housing Awards, thanks to the close working relationship between ENGIE, Housing
21 and Doncaster Council.
That expertise is being
brought to the development, with work expected to be complete on the project in
the summer of 2021.
Lee Francis, Area Director
at ENGIE, said: “This new development will allow more than 100 local residents
to retain their independence, while living in beautiful surroundings and having
the care they need close at hand.
“ENGIE has a long
track-record of creating high-quality Extra Care developments and we are
pleased to be continuing our partnership with Housing 21 and making this scheme
Siobhan Moore, Director of
Development at Housing 21 said: “We are delighted to bring our Extra Care
offering to Oxenholme. We believe there is a real need for this type of
housing, which enables people to continue to live independently, whilst
receiving quality support.
“All of our schemes are
built with community in mind and upon opening this scheme will offer a number
of jobs to local people, as well as the creation of a great place for the
community to come together.
“The feedback from our
latest developments has been great so far, with award wins and a vast number of
show home viewings from the public. We can’t wait for another Extra Care launch
and look forward to meeting people in Oxenholme!” she added.
For further information on
ENGIE, visit www.engie.co.uk/places