Keith Wright of Galliford Try Partnerships North, Patrick Rice of Redcar and Cleveland Council and Jason Lowe of Coast & CountryA key milestone in the development of Coast & Country’s second Redcare project, The Dunes, has taken place.

The contractors are preparing to fit the roof to the building meaning the internal fit-out can begin.

The Redcare venture provides extra care housing for older and vulnerable people across Redcar and Cleveland. Coast & Country embarked upon the scheme earlier this year in partnership with Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council and developer Galliford Try Partnerships North.

The Dunes development, in Redcar, will provide 64 one and two bedroom high-quality, modern apartments that will offer a secure and supportive environment for people aged 55 and over.

The accommodation will offer 24/7 on-site care, for those who need it, including adaptable facilities for the evolving needs of the residents. Although round-the-clock care is available, The Dunes will provide a comfortable and caring environment so tenants can live as independently as they wish.

The new development will provide residents with a local community on their doorstep, with outlets such as a hairdressing salon and a bistro part of the extensive communal facilities.

Members of the wider community will also be invited to use The Dunes’ amenities meaning residents will not feel isolated from the local area.

Iain Sim, Chief Executive at Coast & Country, said: “At Coast & Country we understand the important role that extra care housing has for elderly and vulnerable members of the local community. The Redcare developments are committed to providing high specification supported housing for those who require it across Redcar and Cleveland.

“Following the success of the first development, The Shore, we are delighted to launch our second development, which will deliver extra care housing for over 55’s. Although providing 24-hour on-site care we aim to allow our residents to live as independently as they desire, meaning our tenants can lead enjoyable and fulfilling lives.

“The extensive amenities offered at The Dunes will be open to the public allowing residents to still feel part of the wider community.”

Cllr David Walsh, Cabinet Member for Adults at Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, said: “We are very pleased to again be working with Coast & Country and Galliford Try to further develop Redcare”.

“The council is committed to providing suitable housing for older and vulnerable people to ensure they maintain the best quality of life they possibly can. The Dunes will complement The Shore perfectly and we are pleased that we can provide such high quality developments for Redcar and Cleveland’s residents.”

Stephen McCoy, Managing Director with Galliford Try Partnerships North, added: “Throughout the North East we are working with partner housing providers to improve the quality and choice of homes available for all sections of the community.

“We are delighted to have been selected to be the construction partner in the Redcare project which will mainly benefit the over 55’s in Redcar and Cleveland.”

For more information about the Redcare scheme visit http://www.redcare-extracare.co.uk.