Bury Council and Six Town Housing have announced that they will be developing a new 60 apartment Extra Care Scheme at the William Kemp Heaton site in Bury next year.

The announcement follows a successful bid by Six Town Housing, supported by Bury Council, to the Homes and Communities Agency for a £1.85m grant to help fund development. Work will commence on the site in February 2016.

Jennings Design Associates, from Manchester, have been selected as architects for the new build, following a competitive process.

Bury Council and Six Town Housing previously developed Red Bank, their successful Extra Care scheme in Radcliffe, in 2012, which comprises of 40 apartments.

The Extra Care Scheme offers a great alternative to moving into a residential care home to people aged over 55 with care and support needs. The scheme will also include other facilities such as a bistro and hairdressers, which will be open to the public.

Councillor Rishi Shori, Deputy Leader of Bury Council, said:

“Like Red Bank, this scheme will provide high quality accommodation, modern amenities and care services to residents, providing them with the privacy and dignity they deserve, with support and companionship available if they need it.”

Sharon McCambridge, Chief Executive of Six Town Housing, said:

“We are really pleased to be working in partnership with Bury Council, as their wholly owned Housing Company, on our second extra care scheme for Bury.”

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