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Foundations laid for accessible housing
11:00am Thursday 8th August 2013 in News
ENHAM Trust’s chairman Professor Khalid Aziz had the opportunity to climb aboard an excavator when he joined councillors to mark the start of laying the foundations for Andover’s newest wheelchair accessible housing.
The chairman had previously driven a tank, but never before had the opportunity to get to grips with an excavator.
The development on the site of the former Winton Court is a break with history for disability charity Enham Trust.
It is the trust’s first housing development for disabled people outside of the village of Enham Alamein.
“We’re very excited about this project,” said Khalid.
“Building within a town centre environment represents a significant step for Enham in our new philosophy to help more disabled people through the stages of independence.”
Test Valley Ward councillors Chris Lynn and Jan Lovell said they are delighted with progress.
“I’m also chairman of the Andover and District Disability Forum,” said Cllr Lovell.
“It’s good to see disabled people being supported within the local Andover community.”
Though access is tight and close to neighbouring homes, the contractors are working hard to minimise the impact.
A temporary access road and footpaths are in place.
The new buildings will be marked out ready for foundation work to begin. The project is on schedule for completion next year.
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