Esh Construction secures place on Anchor Hanover framework

The framework will facilitate Anchor Hanover’s development programme for retirement living.

England’s largest not-for-profit provider of housing and care for people in later life, Anchor Hanover, has appointed Esh Construction to a four-year framework agreement which will see 3,200 homes delivered for older people.

Joining a selection of local and national contractors on the new framework, Esh has been successful under Lot 1, which includes projects across the North East, Yorkshire and East Midlands. The developments will mainly range from £5 million up to £25 million, with some contracts exceeding £25 million.

The framework will facilitate Anchor Hanover’s future development programme, which includes private, mixed tenure and affordable apartments for retirement living.

Alistair Gill, Pre-Construction Director at Esh Construction, said: “Securing a place on this framework is a notable achievement for Esh and will allow us to build on the success of our recently completed extra care schemes, Lady Ida Lodge and Burchester Court. It is well documented that our ageing society is creating a growing shortage of retirement living options, and frameworks like these will help ensure the varied needs of older people can be met.

“Over the next four years we look forward to working in collaboration with Anchor Hanover to support the delivery of much-needed homes and communities for people in later life.”

Victoria Mager, Head of Development Delivery at Anchor Hanover, said: “As Anchor Hanover look to increase the volume of homes being built to meet demand, our partnerships with contractors are more important than ever to ensure smooth and timely deliveries. Working with these partners, the aims throughout our build programmes are to minimise the amount of construction disturbance to existing communities whilst also ensuring that those interested in living within an Anchor Hanover community can move into their new home on time and into a property where they love living in later life.”

Boasting a growing portfolio of extra care schemes, Esh’s recent completions include Lady Ida Lodge in Leeds, as well as Burchester Court in Grimsby. Delivered in partnership with Housing 21 and Leeds City Council, the £9.5 million 64-apartment Lady Ida Lodge included the restoration of the Grade II listed former Cookridge Hospital Ida Wing, the construction of a three-storey extension and a single-storey link building.

While the end of 2020 saw Burchester Court, a new 60-home extra care development in Grimsby, handed over to Living Plus, part of the Places for People Group. The three-storey building provides an independent living option for local residents aged over-55 who have care and support needs, or those who may need them in the future.

In Lincoln, Esh is currently on site delivering De Wint Court, a 70-apartment extra care scheme on behalf of City of Lincoln Council. The development includes one and two-bedroom apartments with supported accommodation facilities, including a restaurant, wellbeing suite and a hairdressing salon.

Securing a place on this framework is a notable achievement for Esh and will allow us to build on the success of our recently completed extra care schemes, Lady Ida Lodge and Burchester Court. It is well documented that our ageing society is creating a growing shortage of retirement living options, and frameworks like these will help ensure the varied needs of older people can be met.”

Alistair Gill, Pre-Construction Director at Esh Construction

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