Contractor appointed to build flagship accommodation

Providing specialist housing for older people took a major step forward this week with Leeds City Council taking a decision to award a contract to build flagship ‘extra care’ homes.

Henry Boot Construction Limited will be responsible for building 45 self-contained apartments at the Haworth Court site in Yeadon.

The apartments will be the first council owned and managed extra care scheme in the city and forms part of the council’s ambitious plans to provide accommodation that suits people’s needs now and in the future.

Comprising 18 one-bedroom, 27 two-bedroom apartments and a range of communal and outdoor spaces, Haworth Court will provide older people with flexible, spacious and modern living accommodation with the reassurance of care and support when needed.

Councillor Peter Gruen, executive member for neighbourhoods, planning and personnel, said:

“We’re delighted to welcome the team at Henry Boot Construction Limited on board.

“Haworth Court will be the centrepiece of our plans to provide quality homes to suit the needs of our aging population.

“People are fiercely independent and it is only proper that we provide housing that gives them the opportunity to assert that independence, safe in the knowledge that the appropriate help will be there when they need to call on it.”

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