Work starts on extra care and dementia housing scheme in Manchester

£4.9m specialist facility to open early next year

Bardsley Construction will be building a specialist extra care facility in Fallowfield, Manchester.

One of three projects it is constructing in the region, the £4.9m scheme for care provider, Onward, was procured through the then Cutting Edge Framework.

To be developed on the site of a former Contour Homes sheltered housing scheme; the project is due for completion in January 2020 and will consist of 36 one and two-bedroom apartments, providing accommodation for older people with dementia.

Bob Pleasance, project manager at Onward, said: “We are very pleased to be on site with the development of this extra care scheme.

“We believe that it will provide a valuable addition to the services offered to older people in Manchester with dementia’.”

The design team includes BTP Architects, The Alan Johnston Partnership (AJP) providing civil and structural engineering design, and ESD providing mechanical and electrical performance specifications.

CPC is acting as employer’s agent and QS on the scheme.

Bardsley Construction has extensive experience of providing extra care facilities, having delivered the Fern House extra care and dementia unit and day centre in Bingley, Bradford.