THE developers of an extra care scheme nearing completion in Fleetwood, Lancashire, have marked the milestone with a ‘topping out’ ceremony.
Lighthouse View is being built by Bardsley Construction on behalf of Regenda Homes and completion of the £12 million scheme is expected in December this year.
The development is a part of the housing association’s 10 Year Vision for Fleetwood, which aims to regenerate and transform the area and provide health, wellbeing, employment and skills opportunities.
Lighthouse View will have 72 one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. It is intended to provide a safe and secure living environment for over 55’s who want to enjoy their independence with care and support available, as and when they need it.
Representatives from both Bardsley Construction and Regenda Homes marked the occasion with a walk through the development and welcoming speeches from both companies.
“I can’t believe we’re finally here,” said Stephanie Harrison, executive director of operations and customer services at Regenda Homes. “We started this project eight years ago and we’ve ended up with something amazing and transformational.
“We decided to do this development because of the changing demographics in the country; lack of housing was becoming a crisis for older people and we wanted to help.
“I’d like to thank everyone who has made this possible, especially the original residents of Wansbeck House who lived here before the development started. I’d also like to thank DK Architects, AJP Engineers, KGA, Markhams, Bardsley Construction and Wyre and Lancashire authorities for your support.
“I can’t wait until it’s finished. It’s going to make such a difference to the residents’ lives, their friends, their families and the local community”.
Ged Rooney, pre-construction director at Bardsley Construction, added: “Our delivery of this prestigious contract with Regenda Homes is further evidence of Bardsley being recognised for its provision of such specialist care facilities throughout the North West of England and Yorkshire.”