Part of the site has been sold for a 10-storey private block of 43 luxury flats to help fund the 12-floor retirement homes block.
The scheme has been designed by architects Ryder Architecture and MAKE.
Planning consultant Montagu Evans advised on the scheme and the disposal of part of the site, which will be used to build 44 private apartments – the revenue from this will fund the construction of the new Dora House
Daniela Adamo, Head of Development at C&C, said: “Dora House is a 1960s sheltered housing scheme that is no longer fit for purpose in terms of accessibility and modern space standards.
“This redevelopment project has given C&C the opportunity to implement its own innovative and specialist approach to designing older people’s accommodation that provides a home for life.”