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M&Y Awarded £7.9 Million Extra Care Development Contract

CGI of a extra care development

M&Y Maintenance and Construction is proud to announce its latest achievement – securing a £7.9 million contract from Wigan Council to construct a 32-unit extra care housing scheme. This exciting project is set to transform the former site of Shevington Community Primary School on Miles Lane, bringing much-needed extra care facilities to the community.

Creating a Welcoming Environment

The development will include a range of accommodation options, including 1-bedroom, 2-person apartments, and 2-bedroom, 3-person apartments. Additionally, bespoke communal areas will be crafted to provide residents with ample space for socializing and creating a welcoming and friendly environment. As part of this comprehensive project, existing buildings will be demolished, and a new shared access road will be constructed.

A Positive Outlook

Chris Mellor, Construction Director at M&Y, expressed his enthusiasm for this appointment, saying, “This is a fantastic win for M&Y, and we’re absolutely delighted to be working with Wigan Council again. It speaks to the strength of our knowledgeable construction team, who bring experience from multiple sectors, including healthcare and education. We’ve been selected to deliver this exciting new extra care scheme, and we are really looking forward to the project and strengthening our relationship with Wigan Council.”

This marks M&Y’s second collaboration with Wigan Council, following the successful completion of the Brackley House development in early 2022. In that project, M&Y demonstrated its commitment to the community by generating over £37,000 of social value activity. This support extended to local apprentices, businesses, and charitable causes. Even after completion, M&Y continued to assist the local community by donating warm clothing and thermal blankets to the local homelessness charity, ‘The Brick,’ as part of their ‘Wrap up Wigan’ campaign.

A Vision for Independence

Councillor Susan Gambles, cabinet portfolio holder for housing and welfare, emphasized the importance of extra care facilities, stating, “Extra care is about enabling residents to continue to live independently, with a bit of a helping hand; getting the right support, in the right place, at the right time. Wigan Council, working in partnership, has built a number of extra care facilities in recent years, creating high-quality and sustainable developments across our borough. I am really looking forward to seeing how these works progress, bringing this former school site back into use.”

The Path Forward

With the contract secured, the project will now move into the detailed planning, design, and procurement phase. Construction is expected to commence in March 2023, with completion anticipated in mid-2024. As we embark on this exciting journey, M&Y is committed to delivering a first-rate extra care facility that will positively impact the lives of the residents and the community as a whole. Stay tuned for updates on this transformative project.

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