Manchester-based Millson Associates has bolstered its UK-wide portfolio with the completion of a £2.5m Extra Care facility on behalf of its client Gedling Homes and partner Nottinghamshire County Council.
The multi-disciplinary property consultancy – which has offices in Manchester and London – has an enviable track record in delivering residential care facilities in the North West and the Midlands. It advised Gedling Homes on the refurbishment of the Nottinghamshire 1980s bedsit block, which included extending the property, to create 32 apartments, 15 of which have been allocated for those who need Extra Care services, and 17 offering a sheltered plus service, as well as creating new external, communal spaces and increased car parking.
Speaking of the project, Millson founder Philip Millson said: “The quality of and increasing demand for Extra Care Housing provision in the UK continues to be an issue and we are proud to have worked with forward-thinking partners Gedling Homes and Nottinghamshire County Council. Gedling Homes have an ambitious program to provide the best facilities to meet the needs of modern day residents. St. Andrew’s House is a great example of how outdated buildings can be re-used rather than be demolished.”
“We have great experience in the provision of homes for elderly residents and as is standard practice within our team, we quickly immersed ourselves in the needs of the tenants within St. Andrew’s House and potential new tenants that would have care and support needs, subsequently ensuring that we developed and delivered designs which would promote independent living whilst also accommodating on-site housekeeping and care support. We are delighted that this scheme is now complete and a happy community of residents are now in their new homes.”
Managing Director of Gedling Homes, Lynn Clayton, added: “It is wonderful to see this development completed. By working together we have been able to provide the residents at St. Andrew’s House with fantastic and contemporary accommodation. This scheme now enables older people to enjoy a healthier, active and more independent lifestyle in a modern alternative to the traditional care home.”