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Andrew Granger & Co joins the excitement as Wyggestons’ Almshouse extension reaches new heights in Leicester

Tue 9 February 2021

There is excitement all round as Wyggestons’ significant extension reaches roof height which means it won’t be too long now until new residents can move in.


The three-storey extension provides more, much needed rented accommodation with eight self-contained one and two-bedroom flats, a further six single-storey dwellings with parking facilities as well as a new administration hub and community lounge.


Originally founded as an Almshouse Charity in 1513, Wyggestons has been successfully providing sheltered housing and housing related support and care services for vulnerable older people at its site at Hinckley Road in Leicester since the 1960’s.


Work was started on the project in October 2019 and due to the delays caused by Covid-19 is now hoped to be complete by early summer this year.


Andrew Granger & Co’s professional team has been working for the Wyggestons Charity, managing the Estate for many years, and is currently overseeing the large project to extend the facilities.


Chris Jones, CEO of Wyggestons, says: “We’re delighted that the build is nearing completion and we’re therefore able to take applications for residents of the one and two-bedroom self-contained flats.


“The new properties add valuable, modern facilities to our site to help more elderly people in living a supported independent life.


“If you or a family member think you would benefit from the facilities we offer please get in touch with us on 0116 2559174 for further details and to register an interest.”


Andrew Granger and Co’s role has been to manage all of the elements and liaise with the key stakeholders to bring this project to fruition, working alongside local architect Corporate Architecture.


Speaking about his involvement in the project, Andrew Robinson, a Director of Andrew Granger & Co Ltd, said: “It’s always exciting to see a project come to fruition. I couldn’t be happier at how well the new buildings blend with the older ones.


“It looks as though the properties becoming available may soon be oversubscribed - but I’m not surprised they are of an exceptionally high quality and very spacious.”


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*Photos courtesy of Corporate Architecture.