Four homes built specifically for people with complex disabilities have been opened in the former Coors Brewery site in Alton. 

The homes, on Rivermead Gardens, have been funded by Treloar’s, in Holybourne, and provide physically disabled young adults with fully accessible accommodation. 

The flats also include two carer studios on the floor directly above them. These studios allow for live-in carers, should they be required by the residents. 

The project has been delivered by offsetting part of the affordable housing obligation for the site, alongside funding from Treloar’s, to provide high quality wheelchair accessible housing. 

In total the development will see 220 new homes delivered with 84 being affordable. 

Forty homes will be available at an affordable rent, advertised through Hampshire Home Choice, and 44 shared-ownership properties will be available through the housing association Legal and General Affordable Homes.   

Treloar’s believes the new flats will enable young adults to live more independently and fully engage with life around the town, with excellent access to shops, volunteering and work opportunities, outdoor spaces and a chance for greater social inclusion. 

The homes include accessible features including accessible switches, sockets and stopcocks, ceiling hoists, easy grip taps and bathroom fittings, door entry phone and powered doors, adjustable height kitchen fittings and enough space for powered wheelchair charging and transfer space. 

The flats were opened by East Hampshire MP Damian Hinds alongside EHDC chairman Cllr Anthony Williams and local ward member Cllr Graham Hill. 

The first affordable rented apartments are due to in the spring of 2024. You can register to bid for these homes through Hampshire Home Choice.