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Amblers Orchard, Westerton Walk, Leeds

Amblers Orchard, Westerton Walk, West Ardsley, Leeds

Project

63 one and two bedroom Apartment Extra Care Scheme.

Location

Formerly the West Ardsley Day Centre, Tingley, south of Leeds City Centre, West Yorkshire.

Client/Partners

Leeds City Council, Home Group and Homes England.

Tenure

All apartments will available for affordable rent.

Value

£10.5m

  •  Planning and design consultancy Barton Willmore assisted in securing planning permission for the site with Torsion Group Ltd serving as contractor.
  • Part of Leeds City Council’s £30 million housing programme to construct over 1000 new homes by 2028.
  • Work commenced in early 2020 with completion anticipated in September 2021.
  • 100% of the units built will be available as affordable rental properties.
  • The scheme will provide 24 hour emergency care and planned extra care services to support residents.
  • Enhanced community facilities including café, salon and landscaped communal gardens will be accessible for residents and local community use.

In late 2019 planning permission was granted by Leeds City Council for the first of four Extra Care schemes, Amblers Orchard, West Ardsley as part of the first phase of Leeds City Council’s ambitious and innovative multi-million pound project to deliver improved independent supported living accommodation across Leeds.

“We’ve listened to feedback from older and disabled people as to what they want to help realise their aspirations, and have reflected this in the programme as part of our drive to make Leeds the best city to grow old in. I’m delighted work has now started on the first site in West Ardsley”

Councillor Rebecca Charlwood, Leeds City Council’s Executive Member for Health, Wellbeing and Adults

Resident facilities will include:

63 one and two bedroom apartments
Available to rent to over 55’s & persons with disabilities
Dementia friendly interior design
A choice of dining options
Communal on site café

The Amblers Orchard Extra Care scheme will comprise of 63 one and two bedroom apartments, all of which will be available for affordable rent to over 55’s and persons with disabilities. The scheme will be delivered as a state of the art facility with dementia friendly interior design, to assist with wayfinding and help all residents understand their place and the shared facilities available. Amblers Orchard will provide care and support to allow residents to allow them to live independently with the peace of mind of knowing support is there if needed.

Embedded within the heart of the West Ardsley community, Amblers Orchard will provide shared facilities including dining options and a salon. The residents will also have the opportunity to participate in group activities and be a part of the local community at the onsite café which will be open to residents and the public.

“As we’ve seen during the pandemic, social isolation and loneliness has a significant impact on the older generation. Our philosophy is to connect communities and offer a place for multigenerational interaction. We want people to feel empowered and encouraged to maintain and develop skills.
This scheme will keep our customers active for longer, less isolated and enjoying the things they love, while reducing their dependency on primary care by managing conditions through our service.”

Lindsay Courtney, Clinical Lead Intermediate Care and Enablement, Home Group

“With the delivery of Amblers Orchard in Leeds in September 2021, we cement our commitment to supporting our partners in the delivery of essential specialist housing with access to care and support. By developing of solutions for later living, we create the right environment for people to live well and age well, which stems from creating place and the provision of appropriate housing with access to vital services which support people to remain in their own home and thrive.”

Paula Broadbent, Managing Director, Lovell Later Living

As the first of the four schemes Lovell Later Living are developing in partnership with Leeds City Council excitement grows as the development approaches completion, with Registered Provider Home Group and residents eager to move in.

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