45 new homes in Lakeview

News Date: 
Monday, March 4, 2019

Michael Ellis MP and residents of Lakeview came together to unveil Lakeview House off Churchill Avenue on Friday 1st March 2019.

The new development includes 45 accessible Council homes managed by Northampton Partnership Homes.

Construction work began in 2016 by energy and regeneration specialist ENGIE to convert the area of land, originally a vacant care home, into Council housing for older people. This includes wheelchair friendly apartments as part of a “bright and welcoming” design scheme chosen by residents in the area.

Lakeview House has independent apartments but there are communal facilities by way of a lounge, mobility scooter store as well as garden; and a community alarm system that if needed, summons assistance via a remote contact centre 24 hours a day.

Northampton Partnership Homes are currently supporting eligible residents with their move into the new apartments in Lakeview.

Michael Ellis MP who officially opened the new homes on the day said,

“These are great new homes created with older residents in mind. This accommodation provides security, accessibility and freedom in later life. There is a shortage of accommodation for older people which is fit for purpose for the future so this is an excellent and welcome addition”


“The move will bring out the best in mum”

Pat Green used to work in the Londis shop next door to the old care home at Lakeview. Her mother Margaret, aged 87 is one of the residents who will shortly be moving in to Lakeview.

“I used to go to the care home when it was there and help the people with orders from the shop. It had a great atmosphere. It only seems like yesterday. People are proud these days and I like the fact they have their own home at Lakeview but there is help if needed in the background. It’s the best place for mum and I think it will bring out the best in her. It’s a lovely building. They seem to have really researched what people want and need. It is well thought out”.


Mike Kay, Chief Executive at Northampton Partnership Homes:

“During the planning stages, our staff consulted with over 700 people in the area and met with residents at the local community hub to talk about the plans and take on board their views. We’re really pleased with the feedback we’ve received from residents and the possibilities this new project has brought. The work with ENGIE has brought a scheme of secure housing to a growing number of older people across Northampton”.

Nathan Brough, Regional Director for ENGIE’s Places & Communities division, said: “We are extremely proud of our ongoing partnership with NPH, helping them to transform their vision into a reality.

“The completion of Lakeview is a significant milestone in the regeneration work we are carrying out to areas across the town on behalf of NPH, and my thanks go to both teams for their combined efforts in ensuring the excellent standard of this development, which will make a huge difference to the lives of older residents in Northampton.”