Winchester City Council Extra Care development nominated for national award

Winchester City Council’s Extra Care development, Chesil Lodge, has been shortlisted for ‘Best Older People’s Housing Development’ (under 70 homes) in the prestigious Inside Housing Development Awards which celebrate the very best residential developments across the UK from the past year.

This award recognises a completed or planned development that creates homes for older people that are desirable and well designed to meet current and future care and support needs.

Chesil Lodge, which opened in July, is an exciting and innovative development of 52 Extra Care homes for people aged 55 and over with an existing or potential care need.  The £16m state-of-the-art development provides 44 one- and two-bedroom self-contained flats for affordable rent, six shared ownership flats and two flats sold on the open market.

The Lodge offers an excellent range of communal facilities, including a restaurant, laundry, treatment rooms and lounges.  It also includes a day care facility managed by Hampshire County Council.

Cllr Caroline Horrill, Portfolio Holder for Housing and Conservative leader of Winchester City Council said:

“I am delighted to see Chesil Lodge given the recognition it deserves.  It is a brilliant development that is making a real difference to our residents by providing them high-quality, affordable apartments with the additional reassurance that support is available if and when needed.”

Chesil Lodge was funded by Winchester City Council, Hampshire County Council, Homes England and a bequest from the late Winchester-born resident Harold Harris.

The winners will be announced at a black tie ceremony on 29 November at The Brewery in London.