Construction begins this month on the main build of the project, which comprises 70 apartments and communal facilities for assisted living. Bouygues' client, Anchor, is England’s largest not-for-profit provider of housing and care for older people.
The properties will be sold on the open market on a leasehold basis and will be marketed to the over 55s.
Bouygues UK had previously been contracted for enabling works to secure the site. It has already demolished the previous building occupying the site, excavated the new building footprint and installed the piling mat in readiness for the main works. The award of the main contract now gives Bouygues UK the green light to start building.
Anchor development director Mark Curran said: “We are very pleased to be working with Bouygues UK on the development of our new independent living scheme at Sarisbury Green… We have an ambitious new development strategy and are committed to providing older people with a choice of great places and ways to live.”
Darren Gill, Bouygues UK’s managing director for London and southeast housing, said: “With significant experience of building projects in the residential and extra care sectors, we are pleased to be bringing our technical expertise to this scheme and working again with Anchor. With an ageing population, developments such as this are increasingly important to provide a safe and comfortable environment for older people, as well as helping to solve the housing crisis by freeing up larger homes for families.”