Work is due to begin in January on a £10million scheme to provide 67 affordable retirement living apartments in the heart of Uckfield.
Wealden District Council’s redevelopment of the former Grants Hill House, Oaklea Way, will be carried out by Sussex-based developer Thakeham, according to a press release from the council.
The new development will increase the number of apartments at the site from 42 to 67, including two bungalows, improving the quality of accommodation and facilities available.
“There is an increasing need in Wealden to provide high quality accommodation which is flexible enough to meet the complex needs of people in their later years,” said Councillor Graham Wells, cabinet member with responsibility for housing.
“This scheme will provide an attractive addition to the town’s buildings and its location will enable the residents to make the most of Uckfield’s many facilities. It is one of the largest developments in the second phase of our New Build programme and I am confident Thakeham will develop a scheme we can be proud of.”
Work on the new Grants Hill development in Uckfield is expected to be completed in October 2018. Residents will have access to a communal lounge, gardens, overnight guest suite and allotment area.
“We are delighted to have been appointed by Wealden District Council to deliver this flagship scheme,” said Steve Tuhey, of Thakeham Client. “We look forward to working closely with Wealden District Council and their employer’s agent, Ridge, as the scheme progresses”.