The site is being cleared to make way for the building of modern, high specification Extra Care accommodation for older people in the heart of Romsey.
Cllr Perry, who visited the site on Monday, 11 June, said: “I am very pleased to see the progress being made in demolishing the old buildings, to make way for the brand new development which we expect to open in Autumn 2019. It really is good news that the earlier delays, largely caused by changes in national policy, are now behind us and it is all systems go.”
The new accommodation for older people, who are eligible for social housing and who have care and support needs, will comprise 54 one and two bedroom affordable housing flats, for rent and shared ownership, a separate space that could be used by older people in the wider Romsey community, as well as communal gardens and secluded court yards.
The scheme is part of a major investment that the County Council is making across Hampshire to provide appropriate housing with access to 24 hour care and support in partnership with district councils and commissioned care providers.