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Sheffield MP visits new housing development

15 July 2016

Work on a housing development in Shiregreen has been given the seal of approval by Sheffield MP Gill Furniss on a recent visit to the site.

Sycamore Heights housing development

Leading housing and care provider Sanctuary Group is more than half way through the construction of its 46-unit over 55s scheme, named Sycamore Heights, which is being built on the site of the former Woolley Wood School.

Located between Sycamore House Road and Keppel Place in Shiregreen, the £7 million development, part-funded by the Homes and Communities agency, will offer a mix of one and two-bed apartments for rent, including four  with wheelchair access, when complete later this year.

MP Gill Furniss’ visit

Work on the development, which is being constructed by Sanctuary’s appointed contractor Keepmoat, was originally launched by her late husband Harry Harpham MP who was committed to supporting community initiatives, and Ms Furniss was keen to see the progress since his visit last Autumn.

Ms Furniss, MP for Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough, also had the opportunity to hear about some of Sanctuary’s work in the local community, including landscaping works at Shiregreen Neighbourhood Centre.

“Much-needed accommodation for older people”

MP Gill Furniss said: “Sycamore Heights will be a welcome addition to Shiregreen, providing much-needed accommodation for older people as well as boosting employment opportunities during construction.

“Sanctuary has invested a staggering £100m in transforming homes and the community at Shiregreen over the past ten years and I’m delighted that they are continuing to support the area through projects such as this.”

“Sycamore Heights is set to be a real asset to the area”

Rob Harbourne, Sanctuary’s development manager, added: “We are committed to developing much needed new homes for local people and Sycamore Heights is set to be a real asset to the area.”


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