Health and Housing Schemes Secure Planning Approval

Pete Johnson
November 1, 2014

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Planning permission has been granted for two extra care schemes being delivered by Identity Consult.

Trafford Housing Trust’s development in Trafford, Manchester (above) includes 80 extra care units while the main building proposed for the scheme also includes a new health centre, pharmacy and community centre. In addition the scheme will deliver a new church and rectory to replace those currently occupying the proposed site.

Identity Consult is acting as Project Manager, Cost Consultant and BREEAM Assessor for the £16m scheme which will start on site in early 2015. Identity Consult is also providing advice on the business plan for the health centre, applying our experience of delivering similar schemes to assist Trafford Housing Trust in their discussions with the health commissioners.

The project, which will be fully designed using BIM, has utilised a two-stage tender process to allow contractor input into the design at an early stage.

The second scheme to secure planning approval is a 79-bed extra care facility delivered on behalf of Riverside in Washington. The scheme, which is being taken forward in partnership with Galliford Try, will also deliver communal facilities such as a lounge, restaurant and hairdressers.

Pete Johnson, Director of Identity Consult said: “The health and housing agenda is a key priority for our business and we are delighted to be able to employ our experience of both of these sectors to support the delivery of these projects.”