Wigan Council appoints St Helens based company to build 32 unit extra care scheme
M&Y Maintenance and Construction has been awarded a £7.9m contract by Wigan Council to build a 32-unit extra care housing scheme.
Built on the former site of Shevington Community Primary School on Miles Lane, the development will include 1 Bedroom, 2 Person and 2 Bedroom, 3 Person apartments and bespoke communal areas that will provide plenty of space for socialising in a welcoming and friendly environment. The contract includes demolition of existing buildings and the construction of a new shared access road.
Speaking about the appointment, Chris Mellor, Construction Director at M&Y, said: “This is a fantastic win for M&Y, and we’re absolutely delighted to be working with Wigan Council again. It speaks to the strength of our knowledgeable construction team, who bring experience from multiple sectors including healthcare and education, that we’ve been selected to deliver this exciting new extra care scheme. We are really looking forwards to the project and strengthening our relationship with Wigan council.”
This will be M&Y’s second development with Wigan Council, having completed their Brackley House development in early 2022. The company stepped in to finish 17, two, three and four bedroom houses, following the collapse of Crudens in 2021.
During completion of Brackley House, M&Y generated more than £37,000 of social value activity for the borough, supporting apprentices, businesses and local causes. When the development was complete, their support of the local community continued, with M&Y maintaining their support for local homelessness charity ‘The Brick,’ donating 10 bundles of warm clothing and 40 thermal blankets to their ‘Wrap up Wigan’ campaign.
Councillor Susan Gambles, cabinet portfolio holder for housing and welfare said: “Extra care is about enabling residents to continue to live independently, with a bit of a helping hand; getting the right support, in the right place, at the right time.
“Wigan Council, working in partnership, has built a number of extra care facilities in recent years, creating high-quality and sustainable developments across our borough.
“I am really looking forward to seeing how these works progress, bringing this former school site back into use.”
M&Y Maintenance and Construction has been awarded a £7.9m contract, following the completion of a competitive tender process by Wigan Council to build a 32-unit extra care housing scheme.
The project will now commence detailed planning, design and procurement with a view to starting on site in March 2023 and completion expected mid-2024.
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