A NEW £2.3million ‘age friendly’ development for the over-55s is to be built in Bolton.
Great Places Housing Group will build 18 one-bedroom cottage-style apartments in Horace Street, Halliwell, as part of its extensive development plan across the north.
The new development will replace the former St Joseph’s parish centre after planning permission was received.
The new homes include wet rooms, intercom systems for upstairs flats and wider than standard parking spaces.
Great Places have been working closely to ensure that we focus on future proofing the new homes through enhanced specification. We have engaged the specialist team at Invisible Creations to utilise their range of products. These products will allow residents to remain in their homes as they age with zero (or very minor) adaptations required.
The work will be the first scheme delivered by the Great Places’ in-house construction company Terra Nova Developments Limited.
Helen Spencer, Great Places’ Director of Development, said:
We have worked with the local authority and identified that there is a real need for this type of accommodation in the area and we’re delighted to be able to provide what the local community needs.
The apartments have been carefully designed to enable our future customers to live independently for as long as possible.
Great Places is working hard to tackle the housing crisis and we’re delighted to be able to develop these new homes in Bolton.
The new development is expected to be completed by the end of the year.