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State-of-the-art dementia care apartments to be built in Redditch
5:00pm Saturday 2nd February 2013 in News
A STATE-of-the-art development, including self-contained dementia care apartments aimed at keeping family and partners together, is being built in Redditch.
The development, in Evesham Road, Headless Cross, will include 42 apartments along with communal facilities and a well-being centre.
The work involves the demolition of an existing building, built in the early 1900s and donated to the Red Cross by then owner Dorothy Terry, to be used as a care facility.
The new development will be known as Dorothy Terry House.
David Hannon, from Rooftop Housing Group, which will run the development, said: “The finished scheme will enable people living with dementia to lead an independent life but with the care and support they may need to ensure this happens.”
Construction firm Mansell has been awarded the contract for the design and build of the development, worth more than £5 million pounds.
It is scheduled for completion in spring 2014.
Mr Hannon added: “We’re delighted to have the firm working on our behalf on this project.
“Work is progressing superbly and Mansell understands the high quality that we are aiming for and that residents deserve.”