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ExtraCare Receives Green Light for Expansion of Wixams Retirement Village

The ExtraCare Charitable Trust is proud to announce that it has been granted planning permission to embark on an exciting expansion project for Wixams Retirement Village in Bedford. The expansion will see the transformation of the current village into a larger vibrant community, catering to the evolving needs of both residents and the community.

Wixams Retirement Village, already renowned for its 230 spacious apartments and comprehensive leisure and health amenities, will undergo a significant expansion onto adjacent land. The proposed expansion includes the addition of 57 new units along with enhanced communal facilities, promising an enriched living experience for existing and prospective residents.

The project is scheduled to commence in the Autumn of 2024, with an anticipated completion date set for Spring 2026. With a keen focus on sustainability, the development will incorporate environmentally conscious features such as solar panels, air source heat pumps, and exclusive use of electric heating systems.

Hardev Thandy, the Head of Growth and Construction at ExtraCare, said, “We’re delighted to announce that our expansion of Wixams Village has been granted planning permission. We’ve worked hard bringing together best practices to create a sustainable design for the expansion. Wixams Village has already proven popular, and we look forward to expanding the village and further providing our unique model to the wider Bedford community.”

ExtraCare is committed to ensuring that the expansion of Wixams Retirement Village not only meets but exceeds the expectations of its residents and the wider community. To achieve this vision, ExtraCare will be selecting a construction partner who shares their commitment to excellence and sustainability.

ExtraCare is a registered charity which develops, operates and supports 16 villages and four housing schemes across the Midlands and neighbouring areas. Focussed on creating sustainable communities, ExtraCare not only delivers homes, of which it has over 4,200, that older people need but also enables its residents to enjoy a range of facilities and care if and when it’s needed.