Seddon has been chosen by leading social housing and care
provider Sanctuary Group to build a major housing regeneration scheme worth £14
million in Stoke-on-Trent.
work has just begun on the project: an 80-flat extra care housing development for
over-55s for rent or shared ownership and 28 new-build two-, three- and
four-bedroom houses for rent. The scheme is designed by PRP Architects.
The development is part of the 2011-15 Affordable
Homes Programme and will receive nearly £2.5 million investment from the Homes
and Communities Agency (HCA). Sanctuary has appointed its framework partner
Seddon as the contractor for the scheme which is expected to complete in March
of a major redevelopment of the Slater Street area of Middleport,
Stoke-on-Trent, the project will create significant job and training
opportunities for the area. At least half the workers on site will live within
ten miles of the development and a number of apprenticeships will be created,
giving young people the chance to learn their trade working on the
extra care three-storey housing complex will offer older residents the chance to
live independently with support available if needed. Its communal facilities
will include a gym, hair salon and shop.
new housing development will also create energy-efficient new affordable homes
for rent through Sanctuary.
development has been awarded to Seddon through its four-year partnership with
Sanctuary which will deliver 700 new-build homes across the Midlands.
Jonathan Mullins, Sanctuary’s head of development
for the Midlands, says: "This is an exciting new development set to make a
positive contribution to the local community in Middleport through the new
homes and the new jobs it generates.”
"Our team is excited to be working on this
latest scheme for Sanctuary delivering much-needed housing for older residents
and high-quality new-build affordable homes for rent,” says Seddon business
unit manager Ian Calder. "Importantly, the Slater Street redevelopment will
also contribute to the wider regeneration of the area by providing a range of
work and training opportunities.”
ongoing schemes through Seddon’s partnership with Sanctuary include a
development of 86 extra care apartments and 12 apartments for people with
learning difficulties at Ketley, Telford.
Photo:Cllr Alan Dutton from Stoke-on-Trent City Council (centre) joined Ian
Ridgway, Seddon’s business development manager (right), Sanctuary Group and its
partners on site to mark the start of work.