Nightingale Lodge, Hampshire
Nightingale Lodge, Romsey, Hampshire
54 one and two bedroom Apartment Extra Care Scheme
Hampshire County Council, Places for People Living Plus and Test Valley Borough Council
37 Apartments available for Affordable Rent
17 Apartments available through a shared ownership scheme
- Part of Hampshire County Council’s wider £45 million investment programme of Extra Care provision across Hampshire.
- Work commenced in October 2019 with completion of construction and development in November 2021
- The scheme provides 24 hour onsite emergency care and planned extra care services to support residents, commissioned by Hampshire County Council
- Resident facilities include a wellness suite, hair and beauty salon, a restaurant to enjoy meals with other residents or guests, landscaped communal gardens and a communal lounge and social hub.
“Nightingale Lodge will provide high quality new homes in Romsey for anyone who wants to remain independent, but may need extra help and the added reassurance of qualified staff on hand 24/7. This is all about offering people choices rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach to care.”
Councillor Liz Fairhurst, Hampshire County Council Executive Member for Adult Social Care and Health
In late 2019 ground was broken for the construction of Nightingale Lodge, developed by Lovell Later Living in partnership with Hampshire County Council and Test Valley Borough Council and funded by Places for People Living Plus, a leading UK affordable homes led placemaker.
Nightingale Lodge Extra Care scheme is set in the heart of Romsey and opened in 2021 to provide 54 apartments available for affordable rent or shared ownership as an ‘age exclusive’ development for over 55’s. Each apartment has been delivered with high-end, modern finishes set within fully landscaped communal grounds to offer comfortable independence and privacy when desired, all while ensuring peace of mind as support is available, when needed, along with a ready-made social community on the doorstep.
“We are delighted to support the communities we aim to serve. This development will be our first in Romsey and we look forward to supporting local people enabling them to live as independently as possible, for as long as possible.”
Debi Marriott-Lavery, Places for People, Group Executive Director – Affordable Housing
“The opportunity that the development of Nightingale Lodge creates for local older people to live well in a home of their own along with the creation of long term jobs for local people are outcomes we are all very proud to be a part of.”
Paula Broadbent, Managing Director, Lovell Later Living
The development is benefiting Romsey through not only bringing new, age appropriate homes but also through the creation of multiple local jobs including the engagement of local contractor Amiri to construct the scheme, Places for People Living Plus and the onsite care team.