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Summer start date for Buxton’s £7.6m specialist care scheme

The site of the new care apartments, which will create 28 jobs.
The site of the new care apartments, which will create 28 jobs.

Work is set to start in the summer on a new £7.6 million housing and care scheme for older people in Buxton.

The new extra care and specialist care scheme in Brown Edge Road is being developed by Derbyshire County Council in partnership with housing provider Housing & Care 21 and community regeneration specialist Keepmoat.

And local tradespeople are being invited to play a major part in the development, with a wide range of construction jobs available for companies of all sizes.

Keepmoat will be holding a ‘Meet the Contractor’ event on Tuesday, between 8.30am and 12.30pm, at Best Western Lee Wood Hotel, on Park Road, Buxton. Local tradespeople are invited to drop in, find out more and register to become an approved subcontractor.

Derbyshire County Council Deputy Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care Councillor Paul Jones said: “We’re very excited about the development in Brown Edge Road which will provide high quality extra care apartments where people can live independently with the security of 24/7 on site care, as well as residential accommodation for people with higher care needs.

“It’s going to be a fantastic scheme and we’re very keen to hear from local businesses who want to get involved. I hope they will come to the event to find out more and register their interest.”

The development, which received a £1m contribution from the Homes and Communities Agency, will be made up of 53 two-bedroom extra care housing apartments, a 20-place specialist residential care centre and communal facilities including a restaurant, hair salon and health suite.

Jobs on site will range from joinery, steelwork, tiling, windows and doors to landscaping, fencing, cladding, plumbing, security grilles and shutters.

To find out more about the Buxton project, email supplybuxton@keepmoat.com or tim.dence@derbyshire.gov.uk.