The contract was awarded through Orbit Home’s framework agreement.
The scheme will involve demolition of part of a former school and the construction of the four-storey 104-bed St Bedes extra care scheme. This consists of one and two bedroom apartments for affordable rent and shared ownership for the over 55s. Two Victorian villas will be refurbished to achieve a BREEAM “very good” rating and will form offices and communal facilities, including a restaurant, hairdressers and cinema.
The contract is due to start in the summer and will complete in February 2013.