12 Apr 2023

Caddick Construction appointed to deliver new extra care facility in the North West

Caddick Construction appointed to deliver new extra care facility in the North West

Caddick Construction has secured a £23m contract to deliver Lancaster’s first extra care facility on behalf of Progress Housing Group. Groundwork has now begun on site with completion due in May 2025.

Building on Caddick’s existing healthcare portfolio, this development will boost the provision of specialist residential development for residents aged 55 and over in Lancaster, providing a safe and comfortable space for those requiring varying levels of care.

This project will see the construction of a 92-unit extra care scheme incorporating one and two-bedroom apartments, with three of the one-bedroom apartments designed to be wheelchair friendly.

Two existing buildings will also be converted into 16 one and two-bedroom general needs flats. Additional features such as assisted bathing, spa bathing, hairdressing facility, a games room, roof terraces and a laundry room will also be incorporated.

External work will include alterations and remodelling of the existing and stone boundary wall, landscaping, a car park with EV charging points, restoration of all historical sandstone buildings and the installation of external lighting.

Ian Threadgold, Managing Director of Caddick Construction for the North West commented: “Extra care facilities such as these are a vital necessity in any community and we’re pleased to be bringing this much needed development to life, on behalf of Progress Housing Group. Caddick’s extensive expertise in the healthcare sector is what has led our specialist team to this development and we’re thrilled to form an integral part of this project.”

Rebecca Field, Head of Development at Progress Housing Group, said: “We are delighted to be working with Caddick Construction on our first Extra Care scheme facility and the first in Lancaster.

“The scheme will provide homes for people aged 55 and over, with on-site, tailored care and support packages available to help residents live independently. It is hoped that the scheme will be completed by Summer 2025.”

Caddick’s North West team includes more than 100 members of staff and operates from offices in Warrington and Kendal. The team has successfully delivered a range of impressive construction projects in the extra care sector, including the delivery of Carlisle Healthcare Centre, on behalf of United Healthcare Developments. This scheme saw the creation of a BREEAM Outstanding development, incorporating the highest quality construction and sustainable methods of practice, this building is now the most sustainable primary care centre in the UK.

Elsewhere in the extra care sector, the team completed Broomfields in Appleton, a contemporary apartment living scheme for those aged 55, for the North West’s largest affordable housing provider, Torus. 

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