Eleonore House Officially Reopens

News Date: 
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

We'd like to thank all residents who came along to celebrate the reopening of Eleonore House on Friday 16 June.

Eleonore House is an NPH managed older persons housing scheme. It received a £1.75M refurbishment last year with contractor Kier to improve the facilities inside and outside specifically for older people. This includes level access shower facilities in all apartments, a welcoming reception area, ICT suite and residents lounge. The building now has six additional apartments including 4 apartments for people with limited accessibility.

MP Michael Ellis joined by councillors and representatives from Northampton Borough Council and Northampton Partnership Homes officially welcomed residents and their families to the new-look scheme. After a cutting of the ribbon, St Gregory's Primary School Choir gave a stirring rendition of "Oh When the Saints" which was received warmly by residents.


Michael Ellis spoke about the need for older people’s housing in the area:

“Housing for the elderly is an important issue for me and my constituents and I am pleased to have been able to work with Northampton Partnership Homes at Eleonore House to address this issue. The new facilities look excellent.”


Michael, a resident who recently moved into one of Eleonore House’s accessible apartments said: “Living here has made my life so much easier than before, now I can zip around my flat in my wheelchair.”


Eleonore House is the first scheme to be completed in NPH's plans to provide more older persons housing.

David Latham, NPH Chair of the Board said

"We are excited about the future, especially the plans for a brand new older persons’ housing scheme on the Lakeview site, which will provide 45 further apartments for older people”.