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MP Gill Furniss speaks highly of new Shiregreen housing scheme

20 January 2017
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A newly opened housing scheme in Shiregreen has been given the thumbs up by Sheffield MP Gill Furniss after she called in for a recent visit.

Sycamore Heights, Shiregreen

Leading housing and care provider Sanctuary Group completed the 46-unit over 55s scheme, named Sycamore Heights, at the end of 2016 and now Ms Furniss has taken a tour and met some of the residents in their new homes.

Built on the site of the former Woolley Wood School by Sanctuary’s appointed contractor Keepmoat, and designed by Brewster Bye Architects, the £7 million development is located between Sycamore House Road and Keppel Place in Shiregreen.

Part-funded by the Homes and Communities Agency, Sycamore Heights offers a mix of one and two-bed apartments for rent, including four with wheelchair access.

“Providing much-needed accommodation for older people”

MP Gill Furniss said: “Having visited the development last year when it was still effectively under construction, it has been wonderful to come back and see it completed and with people actually living here.

“Sycamore Heights has done so much for the local area, not only providing much-needed accommodation for older people but also offering a number of employment opportunities, both during its construction and now that it’s open.”

“We are very proud of Sycamore Heights”

Colleen Eccles, Sanctuary’s Director of Neighbourhoods, added: “We were delighted to give MP Gill Furniss a tour of the scheme and introduce her to some of the residents.

“We are very proud of Sycamore Heights. It has provided much-needed new homes for local people in Shiregreen and we are pleased the residents are enjoying their new homes.”