Work is now underway on a new housing development for Bristol’s older residents.
Haberfield House Extra Care scheme, in Stockwood, is being constructed by housing and regeneration specialist Keepmoat Regeneration, part of the ENGIE Group, on behalf of Bristol Charities.
The £8million three storey development on Hollway Road is being built on the former site of the Bowmead Care Home, which was demolished earlier this year.
Created to meet the growing demand for retirement properties in the area, Haberfield House will also link in with the existing Bluebell Gardens Extra Care development, next door.
The new development will include 60 homes for older people; a mixture of one and two bedroom wheelchair-accessible flats for affordable rent. Residents will also benefit from communal facilities including a lounge, dining area, hobby room, garden and on-site care services.
Edward Rees, Regional Director for Keepmoat Regeneration, said, “It’s great to be breaking ground on this exciting project.
“The need for housing for the over 55’s is growing across the UK, so we’re delighted to be working with our partners to create these much-needed new homes for Bristol’s ageing population.”
Anne Anketell, Chief Executive of Bristol Charities said, “Today’s Ground-Breaking Ceremony is an exciting culmination of several years intensive planning for this much-needed Extra Care Scheme. I am so happy that everyone was able to attend, it was a great day for Bristol Charities and it was inspiring to see the pride and enthusiasm of everyone involved with the project.”
To mark the start of construction, representatives from the partnership came together to hold a sod-cutting celebration at the site on Thursday 24th August.
The project is expected to complete in Summer 2018.