Castleoak chosen to build extracare housing in West Sussex

Posted on April 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Specialist healthcare contractor Castleoak Construction is to build an extracare housing scheme in Billingshurst, in partnership with Saxon Weald Housing Association, West Sussex County Council Social Services, Horsham Primary Care Trust and Horsham District Council. Saxon Weald chose Castleoak to partner them on the bid, which secured £1.7m in grant funding from the Department of Health¹s Extra Care Housing Fund. The scheme in Billingshurst was one of 16 throughout England announced as successful in applying for DoH funding support. The housing scheme will provide 40 one- and two-bedroom flats for frail older people, including 10 for shared ownership and two for a respite care/hospital discharge facility. Castleoak, with architects Tooley & Foster, will be responsible for the design, construction and fitting out of the scheme. A detailed planning application is currently being prepared and work is due to start on site in Spring 2005. The housing scheme will feature a large communal lounge, dining room, lau

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