Retirement living scheme underway for Pershore residents

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Retirement living scheme underway for Pershore residents

A new housing development specifically designed for retirement living is now underway in Pershore.

Regional contractor Speller Metcalfe is responsible for the build, which is currently on site with demolition works to take down the original site building well underway- the existing 1970s care home considered outdated and no longer fit-for-purpose.

During the demolition phase, special consideration is being made for the management of both the ecology of the site and archaeological restrictions, with the main construction phase scheduled to start this autumn.

The resulting ‘new’ Almonry Close will provide 54 new apartments for rent and shared ownership, which will be housed within a brand new, purpose-built accommodation block, designed specifically for retirement living.

The apartments will consist of a mixture of one and two-bedrooms, with many of the homes facing out to the beautiful Abbey grounds and located close to the High Street, for easy access to local facilities.

The scheme will benefit from private parking with options for electric vehicle charging, alongside a car club to reduce the reliance on car ownership.

Delivered by Rooftop Housing Association, Mark Ramdehal, Head of Development said: “We are delighted to be working with a local contractor to deliver these much needed affordable retirement homes in the centre of Pershore. The scheme will benefit from an allocation of grant funding from Homes England.”

As well as meeting the needs of an aging community and demand for local housing, each property will be highly sustainable and thermally efficient, to ensure utility costs remain at a minimum for residents at a time when bills are increasingly high.

There will also be a multi-functional village hall built on site for the use by residents and to encourage engagement with the local community.

Mark Eaton, divisional director at Speller Metcalfe, said: “From experience, we know that with an aging population we currently do not have enough suitable accommodation to ensure residents can stay in their existing communities all across the UK. It is a positive outcome to see Rooftop support Pershore residents and in ensuring sustainable housing, specifically for senior living, being delivered for the town.”

The project is anticipated to complete in 2025.

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