The diverse local community will be served by a mix of well designed property types that are for sale, affordable rent and social rent.
The development also includes a new state of the art independent living scheme consisting of 88 one and two bedroom apartments. It will also boast new facilities including a roof terrace garden and a café that will be open to the wider public as well as the residents of the scheme and a much improved and more structured green space.
The need for independent living properties for the elderly in Stevenage is on the increase, with an anticipated 64 per cent rise in the number of over 65s in the town between 2011 and 2031. Stevenage Borough Council is taking a pro-active approach to ensure that the needs of this client group are not only met, but that their quality of life is enhanced as much as possible.
PSW have been gaining experience in the area of older person accommodation over the past 15 years, working with Local Authorities and other Social Housing Providers. PSW therefore has invaluable knowledge when it comes to the design and the pitfalls of delivering homes for older people.
The retail offer to the local area will also be improved with four new units at the centre of the development facing out onto a central green space.
There will also be positive contributions to support partners and local infrastructure including education, highways and health, as well as significant investment in local green spaces for the benefit of the wider community.
Matthew Ford, Associate Director at PSW and Employers Agent said: “This is a project of local and regional significance. The client’s objectives are clear and honourable and we welcome the opportunity to be part of a team which helps to shape this area and improve the living standards and environment for local people.”