Portsmouth’s new £12m housing complex for the over 55s to open

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A £12m housing development for the over-55s officially opens today.

Brent Court, an extra-care facility, will be unveiled by Councillor Leo Madden, Portsmouth City Council’s leader on health.

Cllr Madden will present residents with a commemorative plaque.

Brent Court, which has 37 extra-care apartments, is the final phase of a development by the city council, in partnership with Housing 21, which is a national organisation that helps provide housing and care for the elderly.

Brent Court, in Warren Avenue, Milton, is one of three developments that make up Milton Village. Crane Court and Osprey Court have already opened.

Council officials have said the number of Portsmouth residents aged over 65 is increasing and they are keen to give older residents the ability to live independently.

The extra-care flats are designed for those who need extra personal care and support with their day-to-day living.

Brent Court comes with hairdressing facilities, communal lounges and laundry, a buggy store, assisted bathing, and landscaped gardens.