A specialist building developer has handed over a £3.4million extra care development to a Wirral housing provider.
Created by Anwyl Partnerships, The Barncroft development in Pensby encompasses 21 apartments, built around a range of internal and external communal spaces to help maintain social interaction and support well-being for residents.
A vegetable and shrubbery garden makes up part of the scheme, designed to provide a space where residents can meet and tend to the garden together. It also offers a Dementia friendly environment to help improve the quality of life of those affected residents.
The development is the first project Anwyl have delivered in partnership with affordable housing provider, Magenta Living, and helps to address the demand for high-quality over 55’s accommodation in the borough.
Further to delivering the requirements for extra care living, the project also represents a high quality and attractive architectural feature to the local area, having been designed to remain in-keeping with the neighbouring Pensby Hall.
Development on site during lockdown was recognised as essential works in order to achieve project hand over and residents are now set to move into their new apartments in the coming weeks.
Tom Anwyl, Managing Director at Anwyl Partnerships commented: “We’ve remained committed to progressing this project during the lockdown period to reach completion, as we recognise the urgent need for this type of housing.
“This is a fantastic scheme, marking our first on the Wirral and we look forward to supporting the council’s plans by developing further projects of this nature here in the future. “
Not-for-profit housing provider, Magenta Living own and manage just under 13,000 homes in Wirral and across the North West.
Paul Anson, Executive Director of Growth at Magenta Living added: “The completion of Barncroft Extra Care Scheme is a fantastic achievement especially given the challenging lockdown period.
“Anwyl have delivered a great scheme that will provide much needed homes for people over 55 in Wirral and adds a second extra care scheme to Magenta Living’s development portfolio.
“It is really important that we address the housing needs of an increasingly ageing population and offer independent living schemes like Barncroft Extra Care Scheme.
“I’m sure this scheme will provide a wonderful place to live and I’m looking forward to seeing our residents moving into their new homes soon.”