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Galliford Try wins £72m in extra care deals

Galliford Try has been appointed to four extra care and affordable housing contracts, worth a combined £72m.

Its Partnerships business will deliver a £36m retirement village for the Extra Care Charitable Trust on the former MG Rover plant in Longbridge, near Birmingham.

The development will have 260 apartments for the over-55s and a village centre including a village hall, bar, restaurant, IT suite, salon and shop.

Galliford Try has also reached financial close on an £18m scheme to build a 135-bed extra care facility for Wythenshawe Community Housing Group.

The project comprises two sites, connected by a glass-enclosed pedestrian walkway, and will provide facilities for residents including a salon, cafeteria, winter garden and roof terrace.

It will provide 66 apartments for affordable rent, 39 for shared ownership and 30 for market sale.

The contractor has also been appointed to deliver two contracts for One Housing Group, for Protheroe House and Pretoria Road developments in north London, worth £9m each.

The Protheroe House scheme will create a 50-bed extra care facility in Haringey, including a large communal garden, roof terrace, hobby room and well-being centre as part of the development.

The Pretoria Road project will build of 44 one-bed and eight two-bed properties in Hackney, eight of which are designed to be dementia friendly.

Galliford Try executive chairman Greg Fitzgerald said: “Galliford Try’s track record in extra care developments is second to none and we are delighted that the ExtraCare Charitable Trust, Wythenshawe Community Housing Group and One Housing Group have placed their trust in us to deliver the high quality facilities their customers deserve.”

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