60-flat canalside scheme for the elderly to be completed this year

Walsall | News | Published:

Multi-million pound plans to build more than 60 homes for the elderly in the Black Country will be complete this year.

Walsall-based housing firm whg is building 66 homes on Carl Street in Leamore, Walsall, at a development known as Keelson Pointe.

The homes will only be available to those 55 or over.

The £7.8 million canalside scheme, which is being developed by Kier Group plc, began in September 2015 and is estimated for completion in May 2017.

The 66 homes for rent will be split into 33 one-bedroom and 33 two-bedroom self contained apartments, spread out over four floors.

Each apartment features a walk-in shower, gas boiler and washer dryer.

The development also includes a communal lounge for social and leisure activities, a treatment room for health services such as chiropody services, a lift to all floors and ample car parking spaces. There will also be a garden and courtyard area.

Clare Thomas, whg's head of health and wellbeing, said: "Work at Keelson Pointe is progressing well and we are already starting to see interest from potential customers.

"We are really keen to hear from anyone who thinks they will benefit from moving into the homes, including those who want to 'rightsize'.


"The high-quality homes are not just available to whg customers, so we would encourage everyone to spread the word about this exciting scheme to their family and friends."

Customers at Keelson Pointe will benefit from whg's affordable and flexible wellbeing service, which offers additional support if they require it.

The range of support can include regular home visits, engagement with leisure activities, help with sourcing appropriate care services and activities which will encourage people to stay well and happy and at home.

A designated wellbeing officer has already been appointed by whg, who will work with customers from when they decide to rent.

To find out more about Keelson Pointe, call 0300 555 6666 or email


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