Nearing completion: Fosters Independent Living

It’s only three months until the brand new, 34 self-catered apartments at Fosters Independent Living are completed. A new release of the time-lapse video at the development shows how much progress has been made since March.

To mark the significant progress, Wokingham Housing Limited, the Council’s wholly owned Housing company, invited local Bulmershe & Whitegates Councillor  Alison Swaddle, together with representatives from Optalis and construction firm RJ Leighfields to take part in a walk around of the site to view progress of the development.

Cllr Swaddle said: “It is great news for the community in Woodley that a new purpose-built extra care housing scheme will be opening this year to support older people in the area. The site visit gave me a real feel as to what the development will be like upon completion.”

The £6 million pound scheme in Fosters Lane, Woodley will enable older people with care and support needs to live independently in the community whilst having access to Extra Care and support provided by Optalis as and when it is needed.

Each of the apartments at Fosters Independent Living will feature private balcony or ground floor terrace, walk-in wet room, double bedroom and kitchen/living area. In addition residents will be able to use two comfortable communal lounges with tea bars, a café and dining area and landscaped gardens

The scheme, which is being funded by a mixture of government grant, developer contributions and borrowings, is expected to create up to 30 jobs and is scheduled for completion in October this year.