On Thursday last week I had the chance to visit the Erskine Court development which is currently in progress in Coxford.
Erskine Court when opened will be providing cutting edge housing and care for elderly people as part of the Southampton City Council's successful estate regeneration programme.
The Erskine Court Development is a great example of Southampton City Council working with a number of organisations to provide the best possible services for it's residents.
I was delighted to be invited to visit the site by the National House Building Council. I donned my hard hat to meet some of the developers and builders who are working to complete the development, which when finished will provide 54 affordable one and two bedroom housing care units of a very high standard for elderly people in Lordshill.
The new Erskine Court development really looks to be an example of high quality and imaginatively designed building in action. I have always kept a close eye on the fortunes of Erskine Court over the years and the number of flats, the facilities on site and the availability of community facilities all represent a great step forward on the previous provision. It is important that supported housing offers the very best for people maintaining their independence in later years but who require some help to do so, and I am very pleased that Southampton residents will be able to find that quality of supported home available in their local area.