Union Street, Darwen


Together Housing Group



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Completed summer 2013

This scheme delivered high-quality retirement living apartments for the area’s largest social landlord Twin Valley Homes, part of Together Housing Group.

Known as Willow Gardens, and providing independent living for the over 60s through Twin Valley’s retirement living offering, the scheme consists of one and two bedroom properties with communal areas on the ground floor.

The development was built on the former Darwen Health Centre, a site that has been partially developed as luxury apartments before the previous developer went into administration and the scheme stalled.

The site had been dormant since 2006 when Mulbury Homes started work in 2011.

“This new development is a massive boost for the people who will move into Willow Gardens and for the town itself.”

Ian Bell, head of Twin Valley Homes, part of Together Housing Group, July 2013