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Fri 18 September 2020
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.
Andrew Granger & Co’s professional team has been working for the Wyggestons Charity, managing the Estate for many years, and is currently overseeing a large project to extend the facilities.
The construction of a three-storey extension will create a new administration hub, community lounge and provide much needed additional accommodation with eight self-contained one and two-bedroom flats as well as the construction of a further six single-storey dwellings with parking facilities.
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 Spring 2021.
Chris Jones, CEO of Wyggestons, says: “We’re very excited about the work that is currently taking place again on site and the progress that is being made.
“It will make a huge difference to our current facilities and the fact that we’ll be able to support more people which is ultimately what our aim is.”
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, including the client – Wyggeston Hospital Charity, the current residents, the Governors of the Charity, the architect - Corporate Architecture, the planners and the local authority.
Speaking about his involvement in the project, Andrew Robinson, a Director of Andrew Granger & Co Ltd, said: “It has been a pleasure to work with our client Wyggestons to add vital additional amenities and value to the site.
“The work the Charity does is so important and it’s great that they’ll now be able to assist more elderly people.”
More information on Wyggestons can be found at https://www.wyggestons.org.uk/.
For further information on Andrew Granger & Co Professional the team can be contacted on 0116 242 9933 or www.andrewgranger.co.uk.