VIDEO: Take a virtual tour of Mansfield’s multi-million Brownlow Road care development

Developers behind a multi-million pound extra care scheme in Mansfield have invited local firms to find out more how they can get involved in the scheme.

And a new video is giving everyone the chance to take a virtual tour of how the finished development on Brownlow Road might look.

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National housing and regeneration specialist Keepmoat is looking for local subcontractors to help deliver the project, which is designed to help people over the age of 55 who may have additional care needs to live as independently as possible.

Since taking over the site at the end of August, Keepmoat has prepared the site and is looking forward to beginning work on the construction. In anticipation of work commencement, Keepmoat has organised a ‘Meet the Contractor’ event today.

The scheme will require the appointment of multiple high value subcontract trade packages and as part of an on-going commitment to Mansfield and the use of local companies, Keepmoat will shortly be inviting subcontractors to tender for the works.

Nathan Brough, Regional Operations Manager for Keepmoat, said: “The aim of this event is to offer local firms the opportunity to network and make new contacts, but also find out about upcoming contracts, opportunities and how to become integrated into our supply chain.”

“Our work is not just about the redevelopment of homes, but creating and sustaining local communities. We achieve this by working with local contractors and people, ensuring the investment in these areas benefit those living there and the communities they serve.”

Mansfield District Council is working in partnership with Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC) to provide the £8.4m development.

The District Council, which owns the land, has invested around £11m preparing the site and will contribute just over £3m towards the development.

The County Council will provide up to £4m towards creating 64 of the homes including the ten bungalows for people with low-level dementia.

The Department of Health has provided £1.3m in grant funding through the Homes and Communities Agency’s Care and Support Specialised Housing programme.