Ground-breaking moment for Senior Living Village in Flitwick
On Tuesday 5th July Town Mayor, Cllr Andy Snape was one of the guests at a formal ground-breaking event for a new over 55s senior living village at Steppingley Road, Flitwick. The £54 million development, funded by Central Bedfordshire Council with a grant of £4.4 million from the Homes England Fund is being built on the site of the old leisure centre and will provide replacement capacity for Ferndale Care Home when it closes.
Cllr. Gordon Perham, Central Bedfordshire Council’s Chairman was joined by Cllr. Eugene Ghent, Executive Member Housing & Assets and Cllr. Carole Hegley, Executive Member Adult Social Care and Flitwick Town Council Mayor Cllr. Andy Snape to ceremonially break the ground as a symbol of starting work on the construction. Several residents from Ferndale Care Home were also invited to be part of the ceremony and to witness the event. One of Ferndale’s residents, Mr Ernst Thorne who spent a large part of his working life in construction, was there to ably assist the councillors to break ground on the new home.
The Steppingley Road development will comprise 88 independent living apartments, a 72-bed care home and an 8-bed short stay unit for adults with disabilities. The planned residential development will bring together residential care and independent living and is designed to create a sense of community and friendship between residents and the wider community. It has communal spaces, lounges, restaurant/bar, hobby spaces and gardens.
The development is expected to open in Spring 2024.
Find out more at https://bit.ly/3Ad0tI5 and view CBC’s CGI fly-through videos showing a vision of the building and what the care home, with its community garden and independent living accommodation will look like when built.