Housing association Your Housing Group has started on site at the £8m Meadow Croft extra care development in Helsby, Cheshire.
All of the 77 apartments at Meadow Croft, which are being built by Keepmoat, have been designed to meet the needs of people aged 55 or over and are available for a mix of shared ownership, rent and outright sale.
Funding for Meadow Croft includes a grant from the Homes & Communities Agency and forms part of Your Housing Group's affordable homes programme.
Councillor Les Ford, Deputy Leader of Cheshire West and Chester Council, said: "Meadow Croft has been a long time in conception; it is a hugely important development for Helsby and the local community. I am very pleased to see Your Housing Group beginning work on what will become a fantastic extra care facility."
Kathy Cowell, chair of Your Housing Group, said: "The country is facing an older persons housing crisis and Your Housing Group is leading the way in developing extra care housing. We are very excited to be working alongside Cheshire West and Chester Council to bring extra care facilities to Helsby, to help meet the housing need and bring much needed affordable retirement living solutions to the area."
Meadow Croft is due to open in spring 2015.