Abbeyfield Extra Care scheme under way
Work has started on the site of the Abbeyfield Society’s new Extra Care Scheme just off the new Boulevard, in Millbay.
The 80-apartment scheme is a key element of Millbay Masterplan and will address the need for affordable housing for the community’s older people.
Devised in partnership with Millbay’s lead developer, the English Cities Fund, Homes England and Plymouth City Council, the scheme will provide prospective residents with 24-hour on-site care, state-of-the-art facilities and a friendly, community-focused living environment.
The Abbeyfield Society is the developer on this phase and its chosen contractor is WRW Ltd.
The above image is a CGI of how the development could look.*
The wider Millbay regeneration project is an exciting mix of residential, leisure, business and retail development, with high-quality public spaces and direct access to the waterfront. The English Cities Fund, which is leading the project, is a joint venture between Muse Developments, Legal and General and Homes England.
Considerable progress has already been made in delivering the vision for Millbay, with over £90 million of a planned £200 million invested in the area and a number of awards won for its high quality design, buildings and public spaces.
The first phase of a new boulevard, Isambard Brunel Way, aimed at connecting Millbay with Plymouth city centre – a long-held planning aspiration of Plymouth City Council – is already laid out. Millbay now has more than 400 new homes, new businesses, the new 1,000-pupil Plymouth School of Creative Arts, the 171-berth King Point Marina and the successful Dock Restaurant, all contributing to an increasingly busy and vibrant local community.
*Please note: Computer generated images (CGIs) and artists impressions are based on information available to the artist at the time image is created. They are not intended to be an accurate description of any specific property, its location or surrounding area. We do sometimes need to make changes to designs, features and finishes during the development and appearance may vary on completion.