The construction of 54 new extra care apartments at Trinidad House in Rossmore has moved forward this week with the first bricks being laid on site.
Following work to demolish the old buildings, the Mayor of Poole Cllr Peter Adams joined fellow council members and staff from contractors Drew Smith Ltd to lay the first brick on Tuesday 17 March.
Work will now continue on the block of 54 extra care apartments with communal facilities. Once complete, Trinidad Village will provide much-needed extra care housing in Poole, as well as becoming a focal point for the Rossmore community.
Plans include a central courtyard with seating areas, landscaped gardens and terraces which will provide a relaxing environment for residents to enjoy. Residents and the local community will also benefit from brand new, state-of-the-art facilities, including restaurant, spa and beauty salon.
Cllr Peter Adams, Mayor of Poole, said: “It was an honour to be asked to lay the first brick for the new development, which will provide much-needed extra care housing for Poole residents.”
Cllr Karen Rampton, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Housing, Borough of Poole, said: “Extra care offers enhanced facilities to allow older people and adults with care and support needs to live independently in a home of their own. There is a growing need for this kind of accommodation here in Poole, so it is great to see the build progressing.”
Trinidad Village is being developed by Borough of Poole, Poole Housing Partnership (PHP) and the Homes & Communities Agency. The development is due to welcome its first residents in Summer 2016. For further information please visit www.yourphp.org.uk/trinidad