In 2012, Enham Trust, began building an iconic and multiple award-winning eight-unit residential scheme for disabled people, in Andover – the building work has now been completed and the new tenants are now moving in to their new homes.
The £1.3m scheme came about because about a third of the 200+ disabled residents, all living at the charities village Enham Alamein, felt they would like the opportunity to increase their independence by living in the heart of a town, close to amenities – all of which they would be able to access with minimal or no support and with no reliance on transport.
Co-designed by disabled tenants, the scheme is highly accessible (exceeding legislative requirements), environmentally sustainable and innovatively constructed. Throughout the design process disabled people have been consulted, to make sure that it really reflects their needs and can be their home.
More Housing Choice
The development, which was built on a brownfield site, has improved the local environment and has excellent access into the centre of town for an entire community and, crucially, will provide initially up to 13 disabled people currently living in Enham Alamein with the choice of housing, and the independence, they need and want.