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Time-lapse video shows progress of Woodley housing development

The public can now track the progress of our £6 million independent living scheme for older people taking shape in Woodley.

Behind the hoardings at Fosters Lane, there is a hive of construction activity which has been recorded by a specialist video camera over the last 10 weeks.

The video shows the foundations being installed, walls going up, timber being delivered and the steady transformation of the building site into future homes for Borough residents.

When complete, the scheme will consist of 34 self-contained apartments, all with a private balcony or private ground floor terrace and will have communal facilities for all residents including two lounges and a kitchen and dining room.

The apartments will allow older people to live independently in the security and privacy of their own home, with additional facilities and care staff available if needed.

Wokingham Borough Council’s housing company, Wokingham Housing Limited, is building the scheme, and care will be provided by the Council’s social care company Optalis.

Bill Flood, Managing Director of Wokingham Housing Limited said, “We hope people will enjoy seeing the video and how quickly progress is being made to build this new, modern scheme for older local people.”

Construction of the Fosters Development is due to be completed in October 2017.

The timelapse video will be updated on a monthly basis throughout the building of the scheme and is available on the Wokingham Housing website,