£8m housing scheme tops out


A new £8 million older people’s housing development in Bristol has reached the highest point of its construction, with project partners gathering on the roof to celebrate the milestone.

Haberfield House Extra Care, in Stockwood, is made up of 60 one and two-bedroom apartments for the over 60s. Residents will also benefit from communal facilities including a lounge, dining area, salon, hobby room, garden and onsite care services.

The scheme is being developed by energy and regeneration specialist ENGIE on behalf of Bristol Charities.

Once completed, Haberfield House will link in with the existing Bluebell Gardens Extra Care housing scheme next door, creating an all-inclusive retirement community in the area.

Edward Rees, Regional Director at ENGIE, said:

“We are thrilled to be celebrating this milestone with our partners. From the roof top, you can see the true scale of the scheme and it’s exciting to envisage how it will all come together.

“At ENGIE, we are passionate about building effective communities and we’re proud to be working with our partners to create somewhere that older people can enjoy independent living yet have access to care and support if needed.”

Anne Anketell, Chief Executive of Bristol Charities said:

“We are delighted to be celebrating this major milestone in the delivery of the Haberfield House Extra Care scheme. A huge amount of work from the onsite teams, our advisors and all at Bristol Charities has got us here. We look forward to the opening of the scheme later this year which we are sure will bring huge benefits to both residents and the local older people`s community in Stockwood.”

For further information on ENGIE, visit www.business.engie.co.uk/places.