£12.5m care scheme with café bistro marks official opening

Lavender Meadows has marked its official opening.

A £12.5m care scheme in Stratford-upon-Avon has celebrated its first few months of operating with a grand opening event. 

Lavender Meadows is a purpose-built extra care development allowing residents over the age of 55 to live independently with an on-site care team nearby. ​It has a communal lounge and landscaped gardens, as well as on-site café and bistro and hair salon. 

 Lavender Meadows offers 75 two-bedroom apartments which are available for rent and shared ownership. The scheme has been delivered by Housing 21 in partnership with Warwickshire County Council and construction specialists, Vistry Partnerships. 

Julie Levesley, extra care manager at Housing 21, says: “It has been extremely challenging developing Lavender Meadows in the middle of a pandemic. However, it makes the scheme even more special and to get everyone together for the official opening has been fantastic. 

“We have some wonderful residents living here already and a marvellous team. We look forward to working with the wider community to make a difference to the lives of the people that live here, and we hope to have a positive impact in the local area.” 

Darren Beale, Managing Director at Vistry Partnerships, says: “We have extensive experience designing and constructing Extra Care schemes and we’re very pleased to have worked successfully in partnership again with Housing 21. As one of the country’s leading regeneration specialists we recognise the need to support our partners to build homes across all tenures, particularly homes and care services for older people. I wish all the residents a happy and joyful time in their new homes.” 

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