Our Next Almshouse; a new 500-year legacy
The charity is developing a new almshouse in the north of Southwark that will provide modern independent sheltered housing for an ageing population, fit for the 21st Century. Our vision is that the building, and the people who live and work in it, will be a part of the community, and will host activities which have a wider appeal than just the residents.
We aim for our new almshouse to be a new benchmark in the way society considers sheltered housing for older people in the inner city, both from the innovative design and quality of the building, but also in the way that we support the lives of those people making it their home. We intend to build an almshouse that forms a community within a community, and to demonstrate the benefit and positive contribution that older people can bring to the places they live.
We are working in partnership with the developers Sons & Co. They respect our vision for high quality social housing and are building the almshouse as part of their requirement to provide affordable housing as part of their own larger development in Bankside.
To meet our ambition for a truly visionary social housing model, the charity are using the award-winning architects Witherford Watson Mann. The almshouse will be built at 94-116 Southwark Park Road right in the heart of Bermondsey. We expect building to start in 2019, and the first people from Southwark will hopefully be moving into their beautiful new homes in 2021.
If you are interested in finding out more, or would like to put your name down to live in our new almshouse, please contact us at our head office.
With the imminent start of work on site we will be issuing regular newsletters to local residents and stakeholders to keep them up to date on progress and points of contact.