A North East developer has won a place on a framework that will deliver up to £650 million worth of projects in North Yorkshire.
Galliford Try Partnerships North is one of six organisations that will now have the opportunity to work in partnership with the county council, to bring extra care accommodation to every major town in North Yorkshire, in line with the ‘Care and Support – Where I Live’ strategy.
County Councillor Clare Wood, executive member for Health and Adult Services, said: “Extra care in North Yorkshire has won widespread acclaim for the way in which it allows people to live independent, happy and supported lives. We want to put it at the heart of our communities for the current and future generations.
“With this extra care housing framework in place, we are able to push forward with this ambition. By 2020, we will have seen the provision of well-designed and well-supported apartments and bungalows right across North Yorkshire, making it possible for people to have the care and support they need in places where they want to live.”
With 75% of over 65s in the county owner-occupiers it is anticipated that the deal will provide further opportunities for Galliford Try to extend the reach of its house-building division Linden Homes.
The Partnerships Division in the North East is already working in North Yorkshire on a £10 million, 64 bedroomed extra care facility and 26 two bedroomed bungalows for Tristar Housing; a £24 million project with Redcar and Cleveland Council and Coast and Country Housing to develop 200 supported housing units and an extra care facility in the borough; the development of an £8.7 million 79 bed extra care facility for Riverside in Washington, Tyne and Wear and a similar £5 million 58 bed project in Alnwick, Northumberland, for Isos Housing.
Managing director, Stephen McCoy, said: “We are delighted to have been selected for such an important framework. Our track record in providing top quality extra care facilities is an impressive one and continues to grow.
“We look forward to working with the council and all the stakeholders involved to provide the facilities that their residents and local communities need, improving the quality and choice of accommodation for older people – enabling them to live independent lives for longer.”