Needham House Show Flat Opening
12 January 2017
The New Year sees the opening of the show home at Needham House, Devizes – the new Extra Care Housing scheme designed by DKA for Wiltshire Council. The sun came out for us as Councillors Jonathon Seed and Sue Evans cut the green ribbon and explored one of the scheme’s 47 apartments.
Needham House is the first of a number of schemes to be built by Wiltshire Council to provide additional housing purpose-designed for over 55s, with a communal Lounge, Dining room, activity rooms, treatment room, landscaped gardens and staff & support facilities.
There will be 39 two-bedroom and 8 one-bedroom apartments, each with its own balcony or terrace area. All apartments have an open-plan living area and kitchen, spacious hallway and en-suite wetroom, which are designed to accommodate the resident’s changing needs over time.
The show home has been fully fitted-out to illustrate that specialist housing does not have to feel institutional and reflects the lifestyle many of us hope we will be able to enjoy in our retirement. DKA’s Interior Designer, Rebecca, has thoroughly enjoyed working on the project – even getting her hands dirty planting up the garden troughs!
Needham House is due to be completed by late spring, with both shared-ownership and rented apartments available. The scheme is being marketed by Humberts estate agents.