Search

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.

Archant

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.”

Latest News Stories

Picture: Katie Collins/PA

7.20am: Minor delays on the District Line due to an earlier signal failure.

As fireworks light up the skies above Havering, firefighters will walk out in a strike that has been described as putting “people’s lives at risk”.

Yesterday, 18:55
The power cut is causing delays between Liverpool Street and Shenfield

Trains between Liverpool Street and Shenfield are delayed this evening due to electrical supply problems at Forest Gate.

Yesterday, 17:08
Right Choice Insurance Brokers staff take part in this year's Wear It Pink event. Picture: Vicci Shaughnessy

Insurance brokers were tickled pink as they raised money for a breast cancer charity,

Most read news

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

These images show the lava’s path from a sky-high vantage point.

Would a prominent calorie label on your booze make you think twice before tanking up?

Looking for a holiday? We know a company that are keen to flog you a trip to the land of Kim Jong-un.

Biffo and Bobo better stay away from the town of Vendargues this Halloween.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Romford Recorder e-edition today E-edition