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New Gidea Park retirement home opens

17:46 23 January 2014

Cllr Steven Kelly, deputy leader of Havering council and June Barnes, group chief executive of East Thames stand with residents, family members and invited guests.

Cllr Steven Kelly, deputy leader of Havering council and June Barnes, group chief executive of East Thames stand with residents, family members and invited guests.

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A new £15m retirement community with nearly 100 new homes opened on Wednesday.

Dreywood Court, in Squirrels Heath Lane, Gidea Park, partly funded by the Greater London Authority, has homes available for shared ownership - an unusual feature for retirement housing.

The shared ownership apartments are available for £127,500 for a 75 per cent share of the property.

Communal facilities such as a restaurant, hairdressers, large lounge, parking facilities and electric scooter charging bays are all available on the site.

Councillor Steven Kelly, deputy leader of Havering council, who attended the launch, said: “Dreywood Court is a fantastic facility for our older residents in the borough, providing a great place to live independently, with its own community, facilities and support.

“We have the oldest population in London so it’s important we consider this when building new homes in the borough.

“Dreywood Court is a great use of a former site of sheltered accommodation.

“I hope residents and staff enjoy living and working in the community they’ve helped create.”

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