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Weetslade Court - Wideopen

Dunnock Place, Wideopen, North Tyneside

What is the Development

This scheme will deliver a 51 apartment extra care scheme for persons aged over 55 years old or with a registered care need.  The Housing management function will be delivered by Riverside ECHG.

Some of these units will be offered for sale on a shared ownership basis.  There is a recognised need for older persons accommodation in the borough of North Tyneside to meet the demands of an increasingly older population.

This scheme will offer independence with personal care plans to suit individual needs.

Each resident will have their own self-contained apartment complimented with common lounge, garden and dining room, to allow and encourage interaction and participation in social activities.

Services offered to residents will iclude life-long skills training and various events and activities.  Other facilities will include a commercial space, health room for visiting practitioners, on site laundry, assisted bathing suite and guest accommodation.

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Profile of Scheme

Weetslade interior

Cost of the scheme : £3,360,000

Site type : Greenfield

Key Funding Source - S106

Local Authority Area - North Tyneside


Developer - Bellway
Architect - POD
Cost Consultant - Wilkinson Cowan

Key Dates

Start on site - November 2012
Practical completion - February 2014