Extra Care Housing, Rosebank Park, Harwich, Essex

Project: 70 self-contained apartments | Start Date: Sep 2015 | Completion Date: Dec 2016

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.

Working effectively within this public-private partnership we aim to deliver apartments that can 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 will manage the site.

Project background

The site is part of the old Harwich Hospital site; the remainder of the old site has already been developed to provide the new Fryatt Hospital and a new replacement GP surgery and pharmacy.

What we did

Extra Care Independent Living complex, Rosebank Park, Harwich, Essex. A 6,000 square metre development, with 70 self-contained apartments across two buildings, housing a range of Health and social welfare services for local people.

The first building will house a range of health and social welfare services for local people including:

  • 58 self-contained apartments over 3 floors
  • 46 one bed and 12 two bed
  • All apartments above ground floor have wheelchair accessible balconies.
  • Communal facilities including;
    • Residents lounge
    • Dining area
    • Assisted bathroom
    • Electric buggy store
    • Private 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.

Cllr Malcolm Maddocks, Essex County Council’s Deputy Cabinet Member for Adults and Children commented: “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.”

Kevin Beirne, Group Director of Housing Care and Support at One Housing said: “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.”

Paul Honeywood, Tendring District Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing said: “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.”

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