Fifty Places for People announced for New Milton
Places for People Living Plus is developing 50 extra care homes for people over 55 in New Milton, Hampshire.
The company celebrated the start of the development with a traditional ‘turf cutting’ ceremony. Places for People Living Plus is working in partnership with Lovell Later Living, Hampshire County Council, New Forest District Council, and Morgan Sindall Construction to develop the new community, which will comprise 50 one and two bedroom affordable-rent apartments. Works are expected to be finished by winter 2023.
Wooldridge View will offer its residents 24-hour on-site care, including both planned and emergency care, alongside a variety of health and wellbeing facilities. The development has been named after Ian Wooldridge, the award-winning sports journalist and anti-apartheid advocate, who was born in New Milton. Members of the Wooldridge family attended the ceremony.
Places for People Living Plus MD Andy Lomas said: “We are thrilled to celebrate this addition to our successful extra care partnership – a collaboration that will see a total of 164 homes delivered by next year. At New Milton, as with all of our extra care communities, that means creating well-designed, sustainable, and safe homes for customers who wish to remain independent, while benefitting from care and support, when they need it.”
Cllr Jill Cleary of New Forest DC said: “One of the rewards of being a District Councillor is supporting the delivery of developments such as Wooldridge View for the long-term benefit of not only my own ward residents, but the residents of the New Forest District. It is fitting that the building carries the name of a highly regarded son of New Milton, as Wooldridge View will no doubt be seen as an example of excellence in supporting our residents with much needed care and accommodation over many years to come.”