Today, we are announcing that our former Hearnden Court building containing 20 flats is due to be demolished and redeveloped into new homes for older people with support needs.
The new Hearnden Court, on Henshaw Road in Wellingborough, will include 57 one and two bedroom spacious flats for older people with support needs, with 17 being available for Older Persons Shared Ownership.
Demolition of the building is due to start in June 2023 with the completion of the project anticipated for Summer 2025.
Jo Savage, Chief Executive at Greatwell Homes, said: “We’re happy to be working with Homes England on the redevelopment of Hearnden Court to provide much needed supported accommodation in Wellingborough.
“These new homes will be spacious and flexible so we can adapt to our customers individual needs and promote independence. They will be energy efficient with better insulation and low carbon heating reducing running costs and carbon emissions helping us towards becoming a net zero carbon business by 2050.
“We have been working closely with local residents and our customers who previously lived at Hearnden Court who will get the chance to move back if they wish when the works are completed.”
We have been successful in our bid of £2.8 million of Homes England funding to go towards this £18 million project.
Bhups Gosal, Head of Provider Management at Homes England, commented: “Despite the current challenges affecting the country, accelerating housebuilding remains our number one priority.
“We are committed to supporting Greatwell Homes that have ambitions to build new homes and our investment through the Affordable Housing Programme allows us to do that. We’re delighted that this funding will enable Greatwell Homes to deliver much needed new homes in Wellingborough.”
Cllr Matt Binley, North Northamptonshire Council’s Executive Member for Housing, Communities and Levelling Up, said: “With an aging population, it is vital that there is modern housing provision that meets their needs, so it is excellent news that Greatwell Homes will soon start work on this important project. We look forward to seeing the final result, with the increased number of properties available on site and improved facilities which will benefit Hearnden Court’s residents in the long term.”
If you have any questions regarding this redevelopment, please contact us.