Extra Care Home & Learning Difficulty apartments, Gravesend

Keepmoat / Sanctuary
On site

Project overview

  • The development brief was determined by Gravesham Borough Council (GBC)& Kent County Council.
  • The project goes some way to meeting GBC’s identified need for Extra Care Housing.
  • Wimbourn House replaces a former outdated 1970’s Sheltered Housing development on the same site.
  • Feasibility studies were carried out as to the viability of retaining/re-modelling  this existing  building but these proved to be too expensive and still would have resulted in compromised solutions

Accommodation / Key features

  • 60 Extra Care Flats (1bed @ 52m/2 and 2bed @ 65m/2 bedroom)
  • Affordable and Shared Ownership tenure
  • Communal Facilitates – including; Restaurant/Bistro, Main Lounge, Therapy/Fitness suite, Hairdressers, Staff & visitor facilities. These are available for use by the wider local older persons population.
  • Sixth floor communal lounge with panoramic  views of the Queen Elizabeth bridge and Thames Estuary
  • All ground floor apartments benefit from semi private amenity space and communal secure landscaped gardens. All upper floor apartments have external terraces or Juliet balconies.
  • 10 Learning Difficulty Flats with associated staff facilities
  • Communal Facilities
  • Separate external amenity space

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