30 bespoke flats with a courtyard area, built for dementia specific requirements.
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- Hanover Housing Association
- July 2017
Springfield Properties completed these specialist care apartments in Elgin in 2017. In just over a year, Springfield created a flatted development specifically for the elderly, in partnership with Hanover Housing Association, named Linkwood View by local nursery children.
Made up of 30 wheelchair accessible apartments, six of the self-contained flats are tailored to meet the needs of residents with dementia. There is live-in staff working on rotation and a communal hub creating a social area for the residents.
There is a large communal area with kitchen space and a seating area for the residents to meet. The building provides a safe, secure and calming atmosphere for all residents and surrounds a large courtyard area filled with planting beds, herb gardens and benches for the residents to use..
Hanover Projects Manager, Julie McKinnon said: “Springfield have been an excellent developer to work with bringing the project to completion, within budget and to a high standard of workmanship and quality. We are all very proud of what we have achieved here. The courtyard is absolutely stunning. I have no doubt the tenants will love to spend their time pottering around here.”
This progressive and innovative development was named Social Housing of the Year Award 2017 by Premier Guarantee.