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Posted 20 October 2022

A ground-breaking ceremony has taken place to celebrate the start of construction for a new Retirement Living development in South Hayling.

The £7.5 million scheme is being developed by Housing 21, a leading not-for-profit provider of Retirement Living and Extra Care for older people of modest means.
This scheme is being built by Hamlet Homes and has received funding of £1.6 million from Homes England.

The development, which is located off Elm Grove, will comprise of 39 affordable one- and two-bedroom apartments, all of which will be available for shared ownership and social rent for local people over the age of 55.

The ceremony was attended by members of Havant Borough Council and representatives from Housing 21, this marked the beginning of the second major phase of construction.

Pictured left to right: Cllr Julie Richardson (Havant Borough Council), Alice Traill (Construction Project Manager at Housing 21) and Andy Rudd (Hamlet Homes)

Head of Development at Housing 21, Deborah Hope said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Havant Borough Council to deliver our new Retirement Living Scheme, Elm Grove. This development will provide much needed, high-quality accommodation to support local older people, as well as being a great addition to the local economy.”

This scheme is scheduled to open in 2023. Once open, it will offer future residents a variety of modern communal spaces including a buggy store, residents’ lounge and communal gardens.

Luke Leleu at Hamlet Homes said: “We are very pleased to have been given the opportunity to work with Housing 21 in developing South Hayling Court and look forward to completing a build of which we can all be proud.”

To find out more about Elm Grove, visit

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