ALPHA Saxon Court

Retirement housing
2 Keswick Road, St. Helens, Merseyside, WA10 2AT
2 Keswick Road, St. Helens, Merseyside, WA10 2AT

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Manager's Description

"Saxon Court on Keswick Road, which is owned by housing association Alpha Living, has benefitted from a £3.4m remodelling, with six new-build apartments and the refurbishment of studio properties into..." Show more "Saxon Court on Keswick Road, which is owned by housing association Alpha Living, has benefitted from a £3.4m remodelling, with six new-build apartments and the refurbishment of studio properties into modern one and two-bedroom apartments.

It means the development now consists of 60 homes for older people. The work includes new kitchens and wet rooms in all apartments, updates to communal areas and a beautifully fitted hair and beauty salon that will be open to residents and the local community. Car parking spaces for the community have also been added.

The transformation was made possible thanks to investment from Alpha Living, a £340,000 grant from Homes England and support from St Helens Council.
The new design has been influenced by a national concept called The HAPPI Principles (Housing our Ageing Population Panel for Innovation) which recommends how housing for older people should be developed to provide the best living environment. In total 72 residents at Saxon Court will benefit from lots of space, bright airy rooms, balconies and outdoor areas with landscaped gardens." Show less

Main Facts

Retirement housing
60 flats. Built in 1979 and renovated in 2018. Sizes studio, 1 bedroom.
Non-resident management staff (part time, 7 days) and Careline alarm service
Lift, Lounge, Laundry, Guest facilities, Garden, Activities room, Shop, Library
Access to site easy. Distances: bus stop 50 yards; post office 100 yards; town centre 200 yards; GP 200 yards; social centre 150 yards.
Regular Social Activities include: Lunch club every Friday. New residents accepted from 55 years of age. Both cats & dogs generally accepted (subject to conditions).
Tenure(s): Rent (social landlord)

Info updated: 10/06/2019   Update info

Availability

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Residents' views

Not available - The residents have not taken part in the EAC National Housing for Older People Awards, or used the EAC Residents Consultation Service (RCS).
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