The Shorey Bank development will see 119 homes built, made up of a mixture of “one plus” and two bed apartments and independent living bungalows.
Capita Symonds advised on the business case for the new development which will save Blackburn and Darwen Council around £1m a year.
Adrian Welsh, Design Director, Capita Symonds, said: “Our early engagement has helped to secure a viable, grant neutral scheme which meets all of the council’s key ambitions while creating quality housing opportunities for older people within Blackburn.”
David Ward, MD (Northern Region), from Keepmoat said: “We’re naturally thrilled to have been named as preferred bidder for this exciting scheme which will bring new homes and facilities to support the borough’s older residents.
“The Shorey Bank project has been in the planning since 2010, and Blackburn with Darwen Council should be praised for its dedication to bringing forward this development in these difficult economic times.”