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Kirklees Council’s new residential development, Ashbrow Extra Care, reaches exciting new milestone


by AHR

Min Read
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We attended the ‘topping out’ ceremony for the project, marking the end of another successful stage in its progress.

We are acting as employer’s agent on the scheme, which will deliver a new extra care provision consisting of 50 one and two-bedroom flats in Ashbrow, Huddersfield. The council’s main ambition for the scheme is to create desirable and sustainable, high quality homes to meet local housing needs.

The flats will include five specially adapted units for wheelchairs users and bring inclusive and essential housing solutions for older residents with additional needs.

It will be the fourth Extra Care facility in the district, with others in Crosland Moor (Huddersfield), Dewsbury and Heckmondwike.

Extra care housing offers specialist housing designed to maintain the independence of those aged 50 or above who have care or support needs.

Each flat is self-contained and includes design features and care support services to enable independent living, including 24-hour access to emergency support and 24/7 on-site staff care.

We’re really pleased to reach such a significant milestone on this development. Extra Care housing has so many benefits for residents – enabling them to live independently for as long as possible, whilst accessing support as and when they need it – so we’re delighted to be able to use our expertise to help the council create a development of this kind in Kirklees. I’m sure it will be very popular with local people.”

Sean Corcoran

Regional Director at Equans

The extra care scheme will sit alongside a further 111 two, three and four bedroom homes. Of these, 98 will be for market sale and 13 will be affordable homes.

There will also be ten homes under the ‘First Homes’ pilot scheme, opening up more affordable new homes to the local community, sold at 70% of the open market value with Homes England funding the other 30%.

The scheme will be owned and managed by the council and is being constructed by Equans Regeneration, who have supported engagement with residents and partners. The wider housing development is being constructed by Keepmoat.

We’re really looking forward to the Ashbrow Extra Care development opening later in the year and welcoming residents into their new homes.

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Posted on:

Feb 11th 2024