THE developers behind a housing scheme for elderly residents have highlighted the views people can expect from the building.

The new St Cuthbert’s Close development, in Hexham, which will provide 38 apartments for older residents at the site of a previous 1960s bedsit complex, was officially ‘topped off’– a term used when a development reaches its highest point.

Representatives of landlord Karbon Homes and main contractor Tolent visited the site to complete the highest point on the roof and take a look at the views across the town.

Ged Walsh, director of development and asset management for Karbon Homes, said: “This is an important milestone for the construction of this wonderful new development.

“Now everyone can see the scale of this building, and you get a real sense of how it will look when it’s finished later this year.

“We are looking forward to welcoming residents into their new homes, and we want to thank our neighbours for their patience during the construction process.”

Chris Price, regional director for Tolent, said: “It was fantastic to be on site, taking in the incredible views across the town and appreciating the quality of work our team has produced on site.

“It’s rewarding to know that we’re contributing to something hugely positive and needed by the local community, creating high quality homes that will be here for many years to come.”

Work on St Cuthbert’s Close is being led by Karbon, which aims to provide 500 new homes each year for the next five years in the North-east, with Tolent as main contractor, supported by Hall and Partners and 3E Consulting Engineers.