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Redeveloping DeVere

Posted by Sally on January 22, 2014

Hunters' work at a development for the over-55s in Wimbledon has been granted planning permission.

Registered provider Central and Cecil Housing Trust is redeveloping the vacant DeVere House to contain 20 one and two bedroom residential apartments.

The new apartments will support the long-term housing needs of the London Borough of Merton, while freeing up houses that are more suitable for younger families in the borough.

Hunters' design will replace an unattractive 1970s building with a high quality, sensitively designed new development that is in keeping with the traditional streetscene of the area.

A variety of layouts and sizes are being incorporated to appeal to as wide a range of people as possible, with private terraces for each property.

The apartments will also have a range of energy efficiency measures including photovoltaic panels, green roofs, rainwater harvesting, and environmentally friendly materials.

Hunters sought feedback from the local community in making design decisions, addressing concerns around privacy and the impact on neighbouring properties.

Director James Wallace said: "It's a privilege working with Central and Cecil. They are passionate in delivering exemplar housing for older people. DeVere House will offer local people in Wimbledon real choice in the next stage of their lives."