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Galliford Try secures four ‘extra care’ contracts

Housebuilding and construction group, Galliford Try, has announced that through its Partnerships business, it has secured four new major contracts in the extra care and affordable housing sectors, worth a combined £72 million.

Partnerships has signed contracts with the ExtraCare Charitable Trust (ECCT) for its new £36 million retirement village set in five acres of land on the former MG Rover plant in Longbridge, south west of Birmingham.

The new development will create 260 apartments (105 one-bed and 155 two-bed apartments) for the over 55s and feature a village centre that includes a village hall, bar, restaurant, gym, IT suite, hair and beauty salon and shop. The project marks the sixth development of this kind that Galliford Try has constructed for the ECCT.

Financial close has also been reached on the £18 million scheme to build the new 135-bed ‘Village 135’ extra care facility for Wythenshawe Community Housing Group.

The project consists of two sites connected by a glass-enclosed pedestrian walkway and will provide a range of facilities for residents including a salon, cafeteria and main kitchen, a winter garden and roof terrace with planting area. The scheme will provide a mix of 66 apartments for affordable rent, 39 apartments for shared ownership and 30 apartments for outright sale.

Finally, Galliford Try has been selected by One Housing Group for two new contracts that will deliver the Protheroe House (£9.2 million) and Pretoria Road (£9 million) developments in North London.

The Protheroe House scheme will create a 50-bed extra care facility in Haringey including a large communal garden, roof terrace, hobby room and well-being centre as part of the development. The Pretoria Road project will see the construction of 44 one-bed and eight two-bed properties in Hackney. Eight of the homes are specifically designed to be dementia friendly.

Commenting on the new contract wins, Galliford Try executive chairman Greg Fitzgerald said:

“Galliford Try’s track record in extra care developments is second to none and we are delighted that the ExtraCare Charitable Trust, Wythenshawe Community Housing Group and One Housing Group have placed their trust in us to deliver the high quality facilities their customers deserve.”

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