Speller Metcalfe awarded £15m extra care facility in Rowley Regis

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Speller Metcalfe has won a £15m contract to build a 90-bed extra care facility in Rowley Regis for Sandwell Council

The new extra care facility has been specially designed to allow older people to live longer in their own homes, providing accommodation to those aged 55 and over who require care or support.

The development has received planning approval and will be built on council-owned land between and has benefitted from £3.9m grant funding from Homes England.

The three-storey building will feature 67 one-bedroom and 23 two-bedroom apartments and ancillary spaces alongside a range of communal facilities including a restaurant and a hairdressing salon.

The extra care facility development, which has been designed by the council’s in-house design team, will also feature a shared garden for residents to enjoy.

Construction company Speller Metcalfe has been awarded the contract following a competitive tender through their place on the Homes England Delivery Partner Panel 3 (DPP3) Framework.

Speller Metcalfe regional director, Rob Lashford, said: “We are delighted to be working with Sandwell Council to deliver this much-needed new facility in Rowley Regis.

“We have extensive experience in delivering high quality, modern care facilities that provide residents with the additional support they need to live independently in a home of their own.”

Sandwell’s cabinet member for homes, councillor Joanne Hadley, commented: “We are pleased to be working with Midlands-based Speller Metcalfe to deliver this very ambitious project to provide much-needed housing for older people.

“The new apartments will be built on the field opposite the cemetery and will only take up a small portion of the field.

“The new apartments will be built on the field opposite the cemetery and will only take up a small portion of the field.

“We hope that these apartments will free up larger family homes as older people choose to move here.”

Caroline Cormack, head of home ownership and supply for Homes England in the Midlands, added: “We are committed to working with ambitious partners to build the right kinds of new homes where they are most needed.

It’s great to see our funding helping Sandwell Council to deliver housing and accessible community facilities for older people in the area.”

Construction on the extra care facility will start in August and is scheduled for completion in early 2021.

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