Rosebank Park, Harwich and Beaumont House, Walton on the Naze, Essex

Project: 130 self-contained apartments | Start Date: Sep 2015 | Completion Date: May 2017

Both projects were delivered in partnership with Essex County Council and One Housing Group, a leading registered provider of homes and housing, care and support across London and the South East.

Reports for Essex County Council have shown a significant and increasing demand for elderly care. To help with this Ashley House has delivered two Extra Care Housing schemes in partnership with Essex County Council and One Housing Group, a leading registered provider of homes and housing, care and support across London and the South East.

Working effectively within this public-private partnership we delivered 130 self-contained apartments that enable older people to continue to live independent lives with the added security of care and support from One Housing Group’s Season homes, who manage the facilities at the two sites, being Rosebank Park in Harwich and Beaumont House in Walton on the Naze.

Project background

The Rosebank Park site is part of the old Harwich Hospital grounds. The remainder of the old site was developed to provide the new Fryatt Hospital and a new replacement GP surgery and pharmacy. The Beaumont House site is part of a former caravan site and has extensive views across Walton and out to sea.

What we did

The two Extra Care Independent Living complexes consist of a combined 11,900 square metres of development, with a total of 130 self-contained one and two bed apartments across three buildings, housing a range of health and social welfare services for local people. The services at the two facilities include:

  • Self-contained apartments over three floors
  • All apartments above ground floor have wheelchair accessible balconies
  • Communal facilities including;
    • Attractive receptions and foyer
    • Residents lounge
    • Communal dining area and stylish licensed bar
    • Assisted bathing suite
    • Mobility buggy charging store room
    • Wifi in all communal areas
    • Private landscaped courtyard garden.

Points of interest

The scheme is supported with £2.3 million grant funding provided by Essex County Council and is one of two Extra Care schemes currently being delivered by Ashley House and its funding partner Funding Affordable Homes. One Housing Group will be the Registered Provider providing housing management and care.

“Essex has an ageing population and it is important the infrastructure is in place to meet people’s changing needs. We are committed to helping residents maintain their independence and facilities such as this play a vital role in ensuring we can continue to do that.”
Cllr Malcolm Maddocks, Essex County Council’s Deputy Cabinet Member for Adults and Children

“Living in a high-quality environment can make a huge difference to older people and their families. Season homes are all about creating a great quality of life in stylish yet affordable places that people are proud to call home. On completion, we think these apartments will offer some of the best facilities for older people in Harwich and enable them to live independently with the security of our award-winning care and support service.”
Kevin Beirne, Group Director of Housing Care and Support at One Housing

“This totally fits with our aim to provide local homes for local people – and it comes at an affordable price. It will also help to keep older people living independently in their own homes for longer.”
Paul Honeywood, Tendring District Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing

Rosebank Park video

Project Partners

Season Part of OneHousing GroupFunding Affordable Homes logoEssex County Council logoTendring District Council logo

“Living in a high-quality environment can make a huge difference to older people. These apartments enable [the residents] to live independently with the security of care and support services.”

Kevin Beirne, Group Director of Housing Care and Support at One Housing