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New £6m Widnes development to create modern homes for older people
A NEW £6 million residential development is set to create modern homes for older people on the site of the former Pingot Day Centre in Widnes.
It will include 50 apartments, 32 for rent, 12 for shared ownership and six for sale.
Five supported bungalows will also be built on the site in Ashley Green, off Dundalk Road.
The Halton Housing Trust development will have its own cafe and activity room.
It will be similar to the Naughton Fields development in Liverpool Road, Widnes.
Paul Mullane, the trust’s director of development and investment, said: “It’s fantastic news that we received planning and funding for the scheme as there’s a shortage of this type of housing for older people in Halton.
“The site will follow a similar model to our Naughton Fields development, offering independence and choice for the over 55s. “Classed as ‘lifetime homes,’ the scheme will most likely attract buyers and renters who want to be supported in later life if their needs change.
“Residents tell us that they love living at Naughton Fields so we are sure we can replicate its success with this new scheme.”
The scheme, designed by Manchester based PRP Architects, is expected to cost £6m to build, which includes funding from the Homes and Communities.
The first stage of the work will be the demolition of the existing former Pingot Day Centre.
Building of the new scheme will start in the New Year.
TV presenter Fiona Phillips opened the pioneering Naughton Field development, which has its own bistro, hair and beauty salon and spa.
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