The contract will see 73 new apartments built for Housing Association, East Thames.
The development will include on-site care staff, visiting management staff, non-resident management staff and community alarm service as well as community facilities such as a lounge, a restaurant, and a communal garden.
The apartments will be available for rent from East Thames or available to part buy under a shared ownership scheme.
Since 2002 Keepmoat has constructed more than 4,000 extra care and retirement units in Britain.
Dan Germann, Regional Managing Director of Keepmoat’s London and South Developments division said, “This extra care scheme will provide 73 much-needed apartments for over 55s in Saffron Walden.
“Throughout the duration of this project, we will ensure the project works for the whole community with a focus on longevity of good quality housing, which gives residents access to supporting services and opportunities for lifelong learning, training, employment and care when needed. We look forward to getting started on the project.”
The development is due to be completed by Winter 2017.