Hampshire County Council’s extra care housing programme continues to progress on five of their own sites. First, building work has now started on site for a new 54 flat scheme in Romsey being developed by a partnership of Morgan Ashley LLP and Places for People with support from Test Valley Borough Council too.
Four further sites have recently been awarded following a recent tender process, subject to contract completion. These are at New Milton and Gosport (again with a partnership of Morgan Ashley LLP and Places for People) and a third has been awarded to Housing 21 at Petersfield. All three new schemes provide 100% affordable housing (a mixture of affordable rent and/or shared ownership) and all plan to accommodate circa 55 flats each site subject to planning approval.
The fifth site, at Oak Park Havant, is much larger and will comprise a ‘health hub’ development containing 99 mixed tenure extra care and independent living apartments and an adjoining 80 bed nursing home. This development has been awarded (subject to contract) to Hampshire Integrated Community Living which is a consortium led by Morgan Ashley LLP with Home Group providing the housing and Tricuro the nursing home.
Finally, Nigel Holmes has now retired as Lead Commissioner for extra care housing in Hampshire (but will continue as Chair of the SE Region Housing LIN) and has been replaced by Simon Maggs, previously the Strategic Housing Manager at Winchester City Council.