Design Engine’s Winton Court housing development for wheelchair users begins on site

30 August 2013

He’s driven a tank, but never an excavator. Professor Khalid Aziz had the opportunity to climb aboard when he joined councillors to mark the start of laying the foundations for Andover’s newest wheelchair accessible housing.

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, Enham Trust’s Chairman.

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

I’m also chairman of the Andover and District Disability Forum, It’s good to see disabled people being supported within the local Andover community.”Cllr Lovell

Though access is tight and close to neighbouring homes, the design team and 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.