Limetree Court - name for exciting new Extra Care housing development in Stamford Hill
15 January 2015
A new housing with care (Extra Care) development in Stamford Hill has been given a name in a ceremony held on 13 January 2015.
Limetree Court is a Hanover Housing Association Extra Care housing development, created in partnership with Hackney Council. The purpose-built development, formerly named Buccleuch House, is situated in Clapton Common, close to Stamford Hill.
A naming ceremony for the new development saw Hanover's Head of Operations (Extra Care) David Hanks hand over a commemorative lime tree plant to Hackney Council.
The new development is a partnership between Hanover, Hill Residential and Agudas Israel Housing Association (AIHA). It will have a total of 107 new apartments. The project is unusual as it will be split into three distinct parts of the building, harmonised externally through an attractive contemporary design.
The development includes a purpose built Extra Care housing development of 43 one- and two-bedroom flats for older people at social rent, designed to HAPPI (Housing our Ageing Population: Panel for Innovation) standards.
Residents of the new development will have access to a range of services including an estate manager service and 24-hour care team, as well as a lounge, guest room and electric scooter store. Each apartment will have a modern fitted kitchen, a stylish shower room and an emergency response alarm with assisted technologies.
David Hanks, Head of Operations for Hanover, says: 'Lime Tree Court is an excellent example of partnership working and we have been deeply committed to supporting this landmark development, which provides an extensive support structure tailored to the needs of people in the community.
'We are delighted that we will provide housing solutions to older people in Hackney with care needs that can be met by 24-hour support.'
Cllr Jonathan McShane, Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care at Hackney Council, adds: 'It's great to see these new homes almost complete. We know that older people want to remain as independent as possible while knowing support is there when they need it. Limetree Court is another scheme that delivers exactly that for our residents.'
The first residents are expected to move into the Limetree Court Extra Care development in May 2015.