Castleoak, the specialist construction and development partner for care and retirement living, has handed over a £7 million extra care development of 57 apartments in Worcester to Fortis Living four weeks ahead of the construction programme.
Specifically designed for over 55s, Meadow Court offers one- and two-bedroom apartments to rent or purchase through shared ownership. Tailored care and domestic services are available and facilities include a hair salon, assisted bathroom, dining area, library, hobby room and coffee shop.
Duncan Smith, Assistant Director of Growth and Development at Fortis Living says: “This development is extremely important for Fortis Living and contributes towards our expanding portfolio of extra care schemes.
“The key objective was to deliver a product that would be highly attractive to both rental and shared ownership clients. In addition, we were keen for the scheme to be delivered on time and on budget. Castleoak has been a pragmatic, honest and informative contractor and has surpassed my personal expectations. I would very much like Castleoak to be involved in our future development plans.”
As a Castleoak development project, Castleoak’s specialist development team identified and acquired the land and obtained planning permission. In 2013 Castleoak revised the planning consent to meet Fortis Living’s specific requirements and then sold the land to Fortis Living,who entered into a building contract. Meadow Court is supported by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).
Castleoak Chief Executive, Mel Knight, says: “This is our first extra care development for Fortis Living and the beginning of what we hope will be a long-term partnership. We look forward to continuing to work with the development team.”
Meadow Court is adjacent to Latimer Court care home, which Castleoak developed for Barchester Healthcare in 2012.