Construction work at extra care facility takes a significant step towards completion

2nd November 2021

An exciting new housing development for the over 55s is one step closer to completion as the final tile is placed on its roof.

EQUANS, the new brand for global energy company ENGIE’s regeneration and services-led activities, is building the second phase of the complex at Berrington Court in Kidderminster, on behalf of Community Housing.

To celebrate the success of the project so far, representatives from EQUANS and Community Housing came together to help lay the final tile.

The new four-storey development, which will be connected to the original building via a path, will have 65 one-and-two bed apartments, carefully designed to suit the needs of those aged 55 and over. Each apartment will have a fully-fitted kitchen with integrated appliances and a spacious bathroom for ease of mobility.

Lee Stoneystreet, Regional Director at EQUANS, said: “Berrington Court is one of the largest independent living schemes in the Wyre Forest area, and we are striving to make it one of the best by producing warm, safe apartments that people will be proud to call home.

“I am really happy with the quality and progress of the scheme so far, and I look forward to seeing people benefit from the facilities it will provide.”

Matt Cooney, Chief Executive of Community Housing, said “Berrington Court Extra Care scheme is a popular development bringing quality, affordable, independent living to the Wyre Forest. We are certain that this new addition will be warmly received by residents looking to enjoy modern apartment living”

The first phase of Berrington Court was built by EQUANS in 2016, and is made up of 100 apartments and a mixture of communal areas including a restaurant and cafe bar, lounges, a beauty salon and activity space.

These facilities will also be available to residents of the second phase.

Work is expected to be finished by February of 2022.