Foundation stone ceremony at Patching Lodge in Brighton
Published by Jane Clee for Hanover Housing Association in Housing and also in Communities, Local Government
Stone laying at Patching Lodge
Hanover Housing and Brighton & Hove City Council are celebrating the construction of their new retirement development.
The ceremony, on February 21, in which a foundation stone is laid is a mark to the structure and successful relationship between partners.
Attending the ceremony were representatives from Hanover and the local Council; including Councillor Ken Norman, Chairman of the Adult Social Care and Health Committee who, with Norrie Courts, Property Director for Hanover, laid the stone.
The ceremony took place on the roof of the seven floor high building, where all the guests could fully appreciate the uninterrupted sea views.
The development which is due to complete in spring of 2009 will consist of 76 one and two bedroom apartments, and provide much needed accommodation for older people living in Brighton.
40 of these apartments will be available for rent, with the remaining 36 for sale.
Communal facilities on the site will include a restaurant; hair and beauty salon; a healthy living suite; and a café to be enjoyed by the entire community.
Councillor Ken Norman said: “By working in partnership we will be able to provide superb accommodation and facilities for older people at Patching Lodge.
“The apartments will enable residents to enjoy their independence in the knowledge that support is available when they need it.”
As an ExtraCare Housing estate, it will essentially allow residents to maintain their independence while having access to care and support services.
Hanover Housing is working in partnership with Brighton & Hove City Council to provide this exciting and much needed development for older people living in the city.