17th Jun 2013

Seddon builds £11m scheme for Sanctuary

National construction specialist Seddon has been chosen to build an £11 million housing project in Telford, Shropshire, for leading social housing and care provider Sanctuary Group.

The development in Ketley, Telford, will create 86 extra care apartments for residents aged over-55 plus 12 apartments for people with learning difficulties.

The Telford scheme is set to be finished in autumn 2014. It has been partly funded by the Homes and Communities Agency and is being delivered in partnership with Telford and Wrekin Council. The new extra care scheme, set in landscaped gardens, will feature communal facilities including a restaurant, lounge, gym and hair salon.

The project, designed by Brewster Bye Architects, is taking place as part of a £60 million four-year partnership between Seddon and Sanctuary which will see more than 700 new homes built across the Midlands.

Seddon business unit manager Ian Calder says: "We’re delighted to be using our expertise in extra-care housing to deliver this development of modern new homes for older residents through our partnership with Sanctuary. The scheme will also create significant apprenticeship and training opportunities for people in the area.”

Sanctuary’s head of development for the area, Jonathan Mullins, comments: "This is an ambitious project which will create much needed homes for older people in this part of Ketley.”

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