New Larkfield Extra Care Scheme is ‘Topped Out’

Lawson House, The Abbeyfield Kent Society’s extra care housing scheme in Martin Square, Larkfield, reached a key milestone in the development this week, as the final roof tiles were fitted.

Philip Thomas of Lawson Trust places a final tile
Philip Thomas of Lawson Trust places a final tile
Guests toured the site
Guests toured the site

As its spring 2018 completion date approaches, the charity’s new Martin Square extra care housing scheme reached a key milestone in the development last week, as the highest point of the structure was completed. Representatives of The Abbeyfield Kent Society and contractors, Kind & Company Ltd, came together on 7th November to mark the key milestone and place a tile on the roof.

Joined by guests, including the Mayor of Tonbridge and Malling and donors, The Lawson Trust, after whom the building was named, invitees were taken on a tour of the building before placing the tile on the roof and warming up with a cup of tea, whilst hearing about the plans. 

Once complete, Lawson House will comprise 74 one and two bedroom apartments, with on-site care and support available for over 55s. Twenty of the apartments will be reserved for veterans in need of support. Apartments will be available on an affordable rent basis, through Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council.

In a speech at the event, Zach Miles, the Society’s Chair said: “It gives me great pleasure to be here with you all for this significant milestone, in a project that started several years ago and will provide much-needed purpose built apartments offering support and care for many people over the age of 55.

“I would particularly like to express our heartfelt thanks for all the donations that have been made to the project and a very special thank you to The Lawson Trust, of whom this building is named after, for whose generosity and dedication mean that we can help some of the veterans in need.”

Extra care housing was designed to enable older people to live independently in their own homes, with access to shared facilities and care and support on site.

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Posted : 09/11/2017

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