Priory Court: All New Independent Living Centre for Worksop

Priory Court, Bassetlaw District Council’s new Independent Living Centre, is becoming an impressive feature on the Worksop sky-line as the development is on track to accommodate its first residents by the end of the year.

The state of the art accommodation is expected to welcome residents in late 2019 with a total of 52 modern apartments that will cater exclusively for the elderly, with the addition of ‘Extra Care’ support.

The new four-storey accommodation, which is being built by Woodhead Group on the site of the former Abbey Grove Sheltered Scheme, will also include a hair salon, a chiropodist, library, café and gym.

The project is being spearheaded by Bassetlaw District Council with additional funding provided by Homes England and Nottinghamshire County Council, who will provide ‘Extra Care’ services for up to 37 future residents.

Cllr Steve Scotthorne, Bassetlaw’s Cabinet Member for Housing visited the site earlier this month and said: “Even at this stage of the project, the building is incredibly impressive.

“This type of accommodation will provide joined up services that will allow elderly residents to live as independently as possible in their own home, with the reassurance that care is onsite for them 24 hours a day if needed.”

“I have no doubts that the future residents of Priory Court will be very happy here and their needs met.”

Cllr Josie Potts, Bassetlaw District Council’s Ward Member for Worksop South East was thrilled with the progress of the new accommodation in her ward and said: “This is a fantastic addition to our community and will give the older generation of residents a modern and friendly place to live. It also looks like it will be a fantastic looking building and will really help to lift the area.”

Business Development Director for Woodhead Group, Leo Woodhead added:

“It’s been great to visit the site today and see the progress we are making.  Extra care schemes are all about providing high quality accommodation for people to live happy and independent lives. The transformation is astonishing from what the site was like, the clever use of space, modern design and spacious internal layout will provide a fantastic addition to the area.”

Woodhead Group have produced a short film about Priory Court, which you can watch by following this link –