Havelock Place Wins Northern Building Accolade

We are delighted to announce that Havelock Place, developed by Northumberland Estates  and The Shadbolt Group to provide a specialist dementia housing development has been recognised with an LABC (Local Authority Building Control) Regional Award for Best Purpose Built Accommodation in the North.


The award recognises purpose-built accommodation for specific residential groups such as; student accommodation, care homes, staff accommodation at hospitals, sheltered housing and boarding houses and was given in recognition of the scheme that incorporates high quality care and tailored support for customers whilst maximising independence.

Age UK North Tyneside was influential in the design and build at Havelock Place which provides 28 apartments for a mix of individuals and couples and a further two bungalows, specially designed to accommodate up to twelve individuals who may present more complex needs.

Dawn McNally, Chief Executive of Age UK North Tyneside said “We are extremely proud of Havelock Place especially as we were instrumental in influencing its design and build. The team at Northumberland Estates and Shadbolts welcomed our input and understood our desire and determination to offer the very best in specialist accommodation for those living with dementia or cognitive impairment. This ensures that they will continue to make more of life”.

Customers has access to a variety of high-standard communal areas which accommodate both social and private leisure activities and have access to our own  EveryDay Care & Support staff who have received specialist and ongoing dementia training.

The scheme is unique to North Tyneside as it focuses on supporting those with dementia. Customers hold their own tenancy to maximise their financial independence and care and support is tailored to individual need providing them with a home for life.

David Straughan, Development Director at Northumberland Estates said: “The feedback we have received about Havelock Place has been very positive and we are immensely proud that the development is making a real difference to people’s lives. The project’s success was down to all stakeholders working successfully in partnership to achieve a shared vision and this award is testament to that.”

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