Scheme to benefit Hounslow's older people
by James Renoux-Wood Tue 18 February 2014, 11:54 am
A scheme in Hounslow is to provide 36 affordable housing units and extra-care facilities for people aged 55 and over.
Social landlord and not-for-profit developer Octavia is leading the Sutton Lane project, which will offer inexpensive one and two-bedroom apartments to older people in the borough.
Octavia will work with specialist designers to equip the homes with balconies and develop communal areas.
Councillor Steve Curran, cabinet member for housing, planning and regeneration, said: “Extra-care housing provides choice to older people with varying care needs, and enables them to live as independently as possible in their own self-contained homes with access to round the clock care and support in case they need it.
“The borough’s elderly population is likely to increase by 30 per cent by 2018 and so we are delighted to see this scheme become a reality.”
Dave Woods, development director at Octavia, said: “This scheme is needed in the borough and represents the best in partnership working between local councils, social landlords and building contractors to create high quality housing and care facilities to meet the needs of local people.”
The project is due for completion in March 2015.