Building work starts on Harrogate extra care development

The Cuttings - Starbeck

7:26pm 20th March 2017

Work is now under way on a £7.8 million extra care housing scheme for older people in Harrogate.

The Cuttings development in Starbeck, which received a major contribution from the Homes and Communities Agency and land from North Yorkshire County Council, is being developed by Harrogate Neighbours and community regeneration specialist Keepmoat.

It will provide 55 one and two-bedroom apartments for affordable rent, as well as communal facilities to support the well-being of both residents living there and in the wider community, including a restaurant, hair salon and multi-function rooms.

Harrogate Food Angels will also prepare hot meals there and deliver them across the town.

Sue Cawthray, Chief Executive of Harrogate Neighbours, said: "For the last eight years, we have worked tirelessly with our partners to provide a replacement solution to our existing extra care site at Greenfield Court. We are delighted that after considerable hard work, commitment and support from everyone involved, we are able to begin the new build at The Cuttings.

"The board and management of Harrogate Neighbours together with our tenants are very thrilled that we are at last in a position to start on site. It is a very exciting time for our organisation as we look to improve and develop our care, support and meal services for the Harrogate community."

The Cuttings - Starbeck

Work starting on The Cuttings in Starbeck

Paula Broadbent, Retirement Solutions Director at Keepmoat, said: "We are excited to be starting works on this new development in Harrogate with our partners. This extra care scheme will help to drive forward our shared ambition of expanding the choice of high quality retirement housing to support people in later life.

"The Cuttings is the tenth extra care housing solution that Keepmoat has provided in North Yorkshire over the last 12 years, and Keepmoat and Harrogate Neighbours have worked in partnership to secure the delivery of this development, overcoming a number of challenges along the way.

"The scheme will not only provide sustainable housing with care for Harrogate Neighbours residents and people right across the borough, but it will also enable the development of additional specialist housing for older people on Wetherby Road once Harrogate Neighbours decant from their existing site."

The development is due to be completed in June 2018.

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