CGI of new care home
A CGI of the new development in Cumbria by ENGIE.
Rebecca Wayman

Social healthcare development worth £15.2m being delivered by ENGIE

Energy and regeneration specialist ENGIE has begun work on a £15.2m extra care scheme for Cumbria residents.

People in the area could soon have a new facility fit for their needs. Construction work on the development, based in Kendal, began last month. It is set to consist of 80 apartments and 24 standalone bungalows.

The aim of the new site is to help older people maintain their independence with access to care and support as and when needed.

The Oxenholme project is the second extra care scheme ENGIE is currently building on behalf of Housing 21, with work on a similar £10m scheme in High Bentham in the Yorkshire Dales reaching the halfway mark of its development.

Lee Francis, area director at ENGIE, said: “This new development will allow more than 100 local residents to retain their independence, while living in beautiful surroundings and having the care they need close at hand.

“ENGIE has a long track-record of creating high-quality extra care developments and we are pleased to be continuing our partnership with Housing 21 and making this scheme a reality.”

In addition to this, ENGIE will also be working on another three extra care builds coming up in Cumbria in the coming months, with a value of approximately £60m.

Siobhan Moore, director of development at Housing 21, added: “We are delighted to bring our extra care offering to Oxenholme.

“We believe there is a real need for this type of housing, which enables people to continue to live independently, whilst receiving quality support.

“All of our schemes are built with community in mind and upon opening this scheme will offer a number of jobs to local people, as well as the creation of a great place for the community to come together.”

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