Construction work has now restarted at Springs Court, a forthcoming McCarthy and Stone Retirement Living Plus development in Cottingham.
Construction was paused at the Northgate site in the wake of the first coronavirus lockdown in March.
There are currently around 35 employees and contractors working at the site, many of whom are local.
Merk Gear, from M Gear and Sons Limited, one of the contractors that have returned to work, comments: “It’s good to see some of the larger companies like McCarthy and Stone getting back to building again. Many of us have lost out on work due to the virus and the uncertainty, so big projects like this give us all a boost.”
Gary Nugent, Senior Site Manager for Springs Court said the restart was a welcome one. “We are working with a reduced team to ensure social distancing rules are enforced, and we are adapting well to the new working conditions.
“The limited impact of Covid-19 within our retirement communities and their proven role as a safe haven for older people during these challenging times, has shown that we need more and better housing and care options for older people.
“The commitment from our colleagues and contractors in Cottingham throughout this challenging period had been exceptional, and I would like to thank them for all their support. We are pleased to get so many local trades back to work and to get back to what we do best, and that’s enriching the lives of our customers by creating new homes that will allow them to live safely and independently for longer.”
McCarthy and Stone have released a revised timetable for the Springs Court development which will see apartments released for sale from February 2021, with first occupations taking place in August 2021. Flexible purchasing options including rental and part-buy part-rent will also be available on select apartments.
Designed for those aged 70 and over, Springs Court is ideally located for the centre of Cottingham and has been designed to support retirees to maintain an active and independent lifestyle, while at the same time, benefiting from a safe and secure environment.
Once complete, the development will feature an on-site Bistro serving hot meals, light snacks and refreshments, so cooking no longer has to be a chore. Springs Court will also feature a stunning communal lounge – a great space for residents to meet for coffee and to get to know new neighbours. And when friends and family come to stay, a hotel-style guest suite means residents can still be a host or hostess without needing to lift a finger.
Springs Court will offer a choice of 53 one and two-bedroom apartments, and select apartments will come with a balcony. Residents will be able to benefit from additional care and support if required – every resident will get one hour’s free cleaning or domestic assistance per week and any additional help with day-to-day jobs can be arranged for a small charge. An Estates Manager will provide round-the-clock staffing will provide reassurance and, for added peace-of-mind, there will be a camera entry system and 24-hour emergency call points.
To register for more details call 0800 201 4739 or visit: www.mccarthyandstone.co.uk/springs-court