As part of Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council’s £40 million investment in new council homes, Poppy Fields, in Sedgley is latest Extra Care scheme to be completed by Watson Batty Architects.
Appointed by Keepmoat to support the delivery of the project on site, Poppy Fields will be the first of two ‘new build’ Extra Care projects to be completed by the group alongside WBA. The former council depot will accommodated a mix of one and two bedroom apartments and houses with communal gardens and a short walk to Sedgley main High Street.
Waveney Meadows in Wollaston, also a former council depot, is due for completion in December. On completion the site will support a residential block providing eight, two bedroom apartments. The proposals will feature communal gardens with sensory areas and a public art installation, drawing on the areas industrial past.
These latest projects are a welcome addition to our growing portfolio of Extra Care Housing projects which differ from our other specialist care developments. Designed with the needs of frailer older people in mind the accommodation can support varying levels of care while providing self-contained homes with their own front door and a legal right to occupy the property. Extra Care is a popular choice among older people providing an alternative to a care home while often providing access to communal facilities such as, restaurants and dining rooms, residents lounges, health and fitness suites; and hobby rooms.
For further information on the Extra Care and our approach see our article Extra Care: Beyond Expectation
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