Work completed on building for older people

Cllr David Tutt leader of Eastbourne Borough Council watches as Cllr Bill Bentley of East Sussex County Council drives in the final nail
Cllr David Tutt leader of Eastbourne Borough Council watches as Cllr Bill Bentley of East Sussex County Council drives in the final nail
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THE FINISHING touches have been put to a new development in Eastbourne for older people.

Cranbrook is on the site of the former social services building and care home in Pembury Road, Langney.

The building was knocked down and rebuilt and this week councillors and staff from Eastbourne Borough Council and East Sussex County Council were at a topping out ceremony at the new building, described as a new housing scheme for older people who need support with daily living.

When it opens in January next year, Cranbrook will have 62 one and two-bedroom apartments, designed to make life easier for frail and disabled people who want to remain independent in their own homes.

The scheme will have a professional care team on site 24 hours a day, seven days a week and there will also be a restaurant open to residents, guests and the local community.

Built by the construction company Denne, with a grant of more than £6m from the Homes and Communities Agency towards the build cost of nearly £10m, Cranbrook will be owned and managed by the housing association Saxon Weald. Similar schemes are already open in Peacehaven and Uckfield.

Further information on renting a home at Cranbrook should call Saxon Weald’s Lettings Team on 01403 226000.