The final brick was laid last week at a £9 million development that will enable more older people in Haringey with care needs to live independently in their own homes. Protheroe House, on Chestnut Road, Tottenham, is a brand new development with 50 flats designed to enable independent living with the safety net of high quality personal care and support provided by a specialist on-site team.
The building, which is being delivered in partnership between the council and Season, the senior living arm of One Housing, will include 36 one bed and 14 two bed apartments and replaces the 1960’s sheltered housing scheme that previously existed on the site.
Protheroe House will boast first class facilities including a medical and wellbeing centre, landscaped gardens, a roof terrace and stylish dining area.
Each of the 50 homes will be arranged around a south facing central courtyard and communal garden and will include a guest suite where visitors can stay.
The scheme is one of two extra care constructions currently taking place with Season in Haringey. Nearby Pretoria Road, another £9 million construction, is set to deliver 52 homes including 8 that are specially designed for people with dementia.
Work on both sites is being delivered by Galliford Try Partnerships and both schemes are due to be completed in 2016, with all of the properties allocated for affordable rent.
Cllr Peter Morton, Haringey Council’s Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing said:
“These two new facilities will provide more than a hundred Haringey residents with a place to live that helps to support their independence, keep them safe and ensures that their care needs are met.
"The council's goal is to help more Haringey residents to live fulfilling, happy and healthy lives within the borough, whether we’re supporting people to live as independently as possible long term, or helping them find their feet and build their skills and confidence again during a shorter period of rehabilitation. These state-of-the-art new homes are a big step towards a better Haringey.”
Kevin Beirne, Group Director of Housing Care and Support at One Housing, said:
“Living in a high-quality environment can make a huge difference to older people and their families. Season homes are all about creating a great quality of life in stylish yet affordable places that people are proud to call home.
“On completion in 2016, we think these apartments will offer some of the best facilities for older people in London and enable them to live independently with the security of our award-winning care and support services.”
Matt Norris, Operations Director, Galliford Try Partnerships South East said:
"We are delighted to have been part of the team delivering both schemes within this Borough, for our partners at One Housing Group.
Galliford Try has a strong track record of working within the Extra Care sector throughout the country, and both schemes are excellent examples.
We welcome Haringey Council to our site today to see, first-hand, how well construction is moving forward, and we look forward to inviting Cllr Morton back here, next year, once construction works are complete."