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Clearing the way for innovative dementia apartments – watch time lapse video

June 22, 2020

A new time lapse video shows Portsmouth City Council demolishing an old care home at the end of its usable life to make way for up to 60 brand new apartments in a state-of-the-art extra care development.

Below is a one minute video of the council taking down Edinburgh House, in Sundridge Close, Cosham, to create space for the self-contained apartments for people living with dementia.

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“This is the first development of its kind that the council has built,” project manager Andy Elder said.

“It will be a great place for people living with dementia to live and will give independence of lifestyle to its residents.”

Cllr Matthew Winnington, cabinet member for health, wellbeing and social care, said the new scheme would encourage the independence of its residents.

“It’s good to see work has started to clear the way for these much needed facilities,” he added.

“One of the most important things we can do is to offer a range of accommodation so that we can be flexible enough to meet the needs of people living in Portsmouth.

“I’m just glad that the first step of the process is completed and we can now move forward with providing the high quality, modern buildings people need.”

Subject to funding and planning permission it’s hoped that work could start on the new development in 2021 and that the construction would take around 20 months to complete.

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Edinburgh House demolition time lapse

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