NEW retirement bungalows at a £2.1million development of bungalows for older people in Sunderland have gone on show.
Bardolph Drive in Southwick will feature 30 two-bedroom modern bungalows for people aged 55 and over and the first residents are due to move in shortly.
Housing & Care 21, which is developing the scheme in partnership with Sunderland City Council, Keepmoat and the Homes and Communities Agency, says it has already seen significant interest in the new bungalows and is expecting the show property to attract even more.
Next to the bungalows will be a new extra care housing scheme named Gildacre Fields, providing 100 retirement apartments with care and support services available on-site. Communal facilities will include a restaurant, hair salon, treatment room, residents’ lounge and laundry.
Councillor Graeme Miller, portfolio holder for health, housing and adult services, said: “We are committed to working with our housing and community partners to provide older people with the type of specialist, supported accommodation they want to suit their individual needs.
“These new bungalows being provided in Southwick as part of a wider Extra Care housing development are the latest example of what’s being achieved.
“Developments like this are only possible working with partners such as Housing & Care 21 and Keepmoat. The bungalows are proving to be very popular, and I look forward to seeing the first residents move in.”
The Bardolph Drive bungalows will be ready in April. There are seven bungalows for rent and 23 for sale on a shared ownership basis, with purchase prices starting from £33,750.