Last Friday, Charlie Elphicke MP visited Orbit Homes’ new Caesar Court development in Deal.
Dover and Deal MP, Charlie Elphicke (cons), was accompanied by a number of representatives from both Dover District Council and Kent County Council on the visit to the over 55’s scheme, which is being developed by Orbit Homes in partnership with Denne Construction, a Bouygues-UK company. The purpose of the visit to the Mongeham Road site was to view progress on the construction, find out more information about the care and services that will be available to residents and learn about how Caesar Court will play a part in the wider community.
Bob Russell, head of construction for Orbit Homes, added: “This scheme is something we’re really proud of. The homes at Caesar Court can be rented or bought and all residents will have access to a range of services which will also benefit the wider community.
“The extra care support available within the scheme will enable customers to live independently in later life, with varying levels of care and support available to meet their specific care needs if and when their requirements change.”
Caesar Court comprises 81 one- and two-bedroom apartments, which will be available through a mix of rent and shared ownership, and will be managed by Orbit Independent Living once the scheme is completed this summer. The scheme looks to become a real hub for the local community, with a number of its facilities being open to the public, including: a coffee shop, hairdressers, beauty parlour and restaurant.
Caesar Court received in excess of £2million of funding from the Homes and Communities Agency to contribute to the overall scheme cost of around £11.8million.
Mr Elphicke MP was joined by Dover District Council representatives Cllr Sue Chandler, deputy leader and portfolio holder for Housing and Paul Whitfield, Head of Housing, as well as Kent County Council representatives Cllr Graham Gibbens, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health, and Christy Holden, Head of Strategic Commissioning – Accommodation Solutions.