2016 - September 2016

Newark Extra Care project awarded – 29/09/16

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Henry Boot Construction have been awarded a project working in partnership with Newark and Sherwood Homes, Newark and Sherwood District Council and Nottinghamshire City Council to construct a housing development which will provide high quality affordable housing for older people in Newark. 

The project will consist of the design and construction of 60 purpose-built units over three levels, including a number of extra care apartments.  Facilities will also include communal and break-out areas, rooms designated for activities, a sensory garden and a commercial kitchen. 

Work will include site clearance and construction of associated facilities, infrastructure, and external works and associated services.

Adam Houlston, who is Project Manager for the scheme, said: “It is a great pleasure for Henry Boot to be involved with the design and construction of such a worthwhile project in the heart of Newark. Once complete, we expect that the state of the art Extra Care apartments will bring many years of happiness for all occupants.”

Groundbreaking Event marks start of work on Newark Extra Care project

The Groundbreaking Event at the Newark site took place on Friday 16 September 2016, which saw work start on the new development. The ground-breaking ceremony celebrated the laying of the first brick and marked the project’s official start on site by contractor Henry Boot Construction Limited.

Sharon Watret, Executive & Company Support Manager for Newark and Sherwood Homes said: “I just wanted to say thank you so much for all your help and support which went a long way to making today’s event happen and ensuring that it was a success, despite the very wet weather.

I had very positive feedback from all the partner representatives who attended and there is a general feeling of excitement about the scheme.”

The scheme is the result of a successful bid for £1.5m of funding from the Department of Health’s Extra Care and Support Programme, administered by the HCA, and funding from both councils.

Councillor Muriel Weisz, Chair of Nottinghamshire County Council’s Adult Social Care and Health Committee, said: “The number of Newark residents aged over 65 is expected to increase by over 50 percent within the next 20 years so it is vital that there is a range of later life care services in the Newark area.

“This extra care scheme will help provide greater choice for local older people needing care while offering residents their own home to help them retain their independence with on-site activities and communal facilities to reduce the risk of loneliness and isolation.”

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