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12 April 2018

Show homes open to the public

The welcome mat has been rolled out for the first visitors at a new housing development for the over-55s.

Potential residents and guests were invited to look around the show-home at Evergreen Court, Amesbury the first of 60 apartments to be completed at the £11.2m complex.

Richard Clewer, cabinet member for housing at Wiltshire Council said: ‘The quality and the finish of the show flat is really impressive. I'm certain that these homes will prove hugely popular with residents.

"The flats have been designed especially for older people who want to live independently, with the added peace of mind that support and care is available if they need it.

"It is a central part of our strategy that we encourage and help our older residents establish themselves in suitable housing that they can occupy for as long as they need it."

As well as one and two-bed apartments, the development will feature , a restaurant, laundry, activity rooms, communal lounge, assisted bathroom, guest suite and gardens.

The Wiltshire Council-owned and run scheme will include homes for affordable rent and some shared ownership flats.

The Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership secured an increase to the amount the council can borrow from Central Government to support the development of affordable homes, of which £1.2m will be used to fund this scheme. The scheme also secured £500k from Homes England.

Peter Jones, Head of Home Ownership and Supply for the South West for Homes England, said: "We're pleased to have funded this scheme as part of our commitment to increase the supply of affordable homes, and look forward to seeing the completed scheme later this year."

MiSpace is developing the site for Wiltshire Council.

Evergreen Court was named by pupils from Amesbury Archer Primary School.

The first residents are expected to move in by July.

For further information you can email extracarehousing@wiltshire.gov.uk


Last updated: 12 April 2018 | Last reviewed: 12 April 2018

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