November 2013 Walls come tumbling down at Wickham Court
Demolition of our former sheltered scheme, Wickham Court in Church Crookham, has started.
The outdated block is being pulled down to make way for 41 new homes for older people. Ever mindful of our ageing population, we’re always looking for ways to improve homes and facilities for our over 55s customers.
Mike Shepherd, our Development & Regeneration Director said, “With our ageing population on the increase, it’s really important that we plan ahead for the future. Our new development will provide much needed, well equipped homes for the over 55s in Hart. And will mean many more people will be able to carry on living independently in their local area, close to family and friends. This should also lead to more homes being available for growing families.”
Working in partnership with T&A Kernoghan, these new facilities will allow customers to live independently while still having a communal lounge, kitchen and storage area.
JP McGeough, T&A Kernoghan Construction Manager, said, “These homes have been specially designed so they offer independence and a good quality of life, while still being cost effective and well designed. We’ve also found ways to make the most of the available space to create light and accessible homes for older people.”
Hart District Councillor, Dr Anne Crampton, who heads the portfolio for Health and Housing, said,
“Hart District Council welcomes 41 new homes being built for the elderly. These homes will give older people good quality places to live, providing privacy, independence and security. We continue to work closely with Sentinel and will ensure there will be minimal disruption while the work is being carried out to provide these much needed homes for our residents.”
As well as these new homes, we’ve also got plans to improve our sheltered schemes at Albany Court in Fleet and Gregory House in Hook. We’re planning on converting Albany Court into 17 one and two bedroom self contained apartments. And at Gregory House we hope to replace the outdated flats with 28 one and two bedroom self contained apartments.