2018 has officially been the busiest year ever for Acanthus WSM!
Successful projects have been completed throughout the country including our flagship student residential scheme in the centre of Leicester, a major extension to Totley Primary School which despite tight programme was finished in time for the new autumn term and and the Brewhouse café and new toilet block at Beningbrough Hall by our associated conservation consultancy Woodhall.
2018 also saw the delivery of over 250 homes for older people in Mansfield, Nottingham and Peterborough for both the public and private sector, some with a specialist dementia provision.
Acanthus WSM were delighted with the recognition of Phase 2 of our affordable housing scheme at Cross Green, Leeds. In addition to winning a Northern Housing Award it was shortlisted for the Prestigious Inside Housing Awards 2018.
The Acanthus team look forward to an equally busy 2019 with a number of schemes due to start on site early in the new year. These range from several bespoke homes for people with very specific disabilities in Yorkshire, Humberside and London to a £65m multi-phase PRS development in Sheffield.
Finally we are delighted to announce that Shawn Hancock is to join the board of directors at Acanthus WSM from the 1st January 2019.
West Hill Drive, Mansfield
Following completion of previous developments in Mansfield including 74 houses and apartments together with 10 specialist dementia bungalows, Acanthus WSM are delighted to see their latest Senior Persons Living project on behalf of Mansfield District Council nearing completion. Town View, located at West Hill Drive, close to the town centre was formally occupied by the General Hospital. This new gated development comprises 42 apartments and 12 bungalows with communal facilities and landscaped gardens. The accommodation is a mix of Category 2: Accessible / Adaptable Dwellings and Category 3: Wheelchair Dwellings promoting the ethos of independent living.
Nottingham Road, Burton Joyce
Detailed design and production information stages of work have just started on our latest McCarthy and Stone project. This 43 apartment retirement living development is on Nottingham Road, close to the centre of Burton Joyce.
It is envisaged that work will start on site early in the new year with completion around 12 months later. We are delighted to be working with the McCarthy and Stone team on this, our third project in the last two years. Previous schemes include 45 apartments at Hampton Avenue, Peterborough and 58 apartments at Penn Street, Oakham.