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Pemberley Place, Bath Extra Care accommodation is launched

Published: Thursday 11 October 2018

Work on Pemberley Place is well underway, with 72 modern, spacious apartments for over 55s being built in the Lansdown area of the historic city of Bath. Developed by Hanover, in partnership with Bath and North East Somerset Council (B&NES), 29 of the one and two-bedroomed apartments will be offered for affordable rent.

Pemberley Place was officially launched on 10 July, with the ceremony being attended by dignitaries from B&NES, Homes England and Hanover. Students from the neighbouring Abbot Alphege Academy were also there, having created some colourful artwork depicting their vision of older people for the site hoardings. 

Speaking at the launch, Chair of Hanover, Dr Stuart Burgess said: ‘Bath is a highly desirable place to live. We hope that this development will offer those living locally the opportunity to benefit from high quality, secure and well maintained properties. The design includes an inviting communal hub to help encourage the wider local community to visit and help make best use of the facilities and services available.’

Designed around an attractive landscaped quadrangle, the new apartments will provide a chance to remain independent by moving to a comfortable, low-maintenance home that’s easier to manage, while not compromising on style and space. With easy access to the city centre for shopping and socialising, Pemberley Place also benefits from having the beautiful Somerset countryside right on the doorstep.

The new homes will offer flexibility to adjust to your changing needs, with access to support if required.

So if you’re over 55 and live in the B&NES local authority area, please call B&NES Homesearch Team 01225 396098.

Alternatively, you can email, or visit to register your interest in extra care housing.


Do you know someone aged over 55 struggling in their own home?

Published: Friday 29 June 2018

Are you, or do you know someone who is struggling in their own home? Are they aged over 55yrs?

If so they could be eligible for sheltered housing through Homesearch. You can apply for sheltered housing no matter what your financial circumstances, and irrespective of whether you live in a home you own, privately rented accomodation or in social housing. So if you are struggling with your stairs, or can't manage the garden any more, or know someone who is please get in touch with us on 01225 396118.

Sheltered properties are for older or disabled applicants who have support needs but wish to live independently. Properties are typically one bedroom bungalows or flats and have wardens on site or an assistance alarm system.

If an applicant lives in a social housing property that is now to big for them, and are downsizing to a sheltered flat or bungalow you could also get extra priority for a quicker move in order that your current home can be offered to one of the many families on our waiting list. We can also do a home visit if you are unable to get to our offices to apply, or do not have access to a computor to apply online, just mention this during your call.

New Housing drop ins

Published: Friday 1 June 2018

Refurbishment of the Hollies building is now reaching completion and our Housing options and Homesearch drop ins will recommence from the week of 4th June 2018.

With so many drop ins the choice is yours:


Lewis House:

Housing Options 9:00 - 12:00 & 13:30 - 16:00 daily (excludes Wednesday where start time is 9:30), Homesearch 9:30-12:30 Wednesdays, Private rented 9:00 - 12:00 Fridays

Keynsham Civic Centre:

Homesearch 9:30 - 12:30 Thursdays, Private rented 13:30 - 16:00 Thursdays

The Hollies Office, MSN:

Homesearch 9:30 - 12:30 Tuesday, Private Rented 13:30 - 16:00 Tuesday, Housing Options 9:30 - 12:00 & 13:30 - 16:00 Thursdays


Leaving the armed forces

Published: Friday 25 May 2018

Armed Forces personnel (including former service personnel) with no local connection to Bath and North East Somerset are permitted to join Homesearch in the following circumstances:

They have financial resources of less than £60,000. (Lump sum compensation payments for an injury or disability sustained on active services will be disregarded).


They are:

  • A person who is serving in the regular forces or who has served in the regular forces within five years of discharge; or

  • A person who is serving or has served in the Reserve Forces and who is suffering from a serious injury, illness or disability which is attributable (wholly or partly) to that service; or

  • A bereaved person who has recently ceased, or will cease to be entitled, to reside in accommodation provided by the Ministry of Defence when the death of their spouse or civil partner was attributable (wholly or partly) to that service.

If you are leaving the Armed Forces and your application is placed in group A or B you may also be entitled to discretionary priority (6 months additional wait time). 

Please contact the Homesearch Team for help with registration.

Coming soon! A range of modern, spacious apartments for over 55s in Lansdown, Bath

Published: Thursday 17 May 2018

Stay independent by moving to a comfortable, low-maintenance apartment at Pemberley Place. Combining classic style with the very latest secure technology, you’ll have a home that’s easier to manage, without compromising on space.

Situated in the desirable Lansdown area of Bath, 29 of the 72 apartments will be offered for affordable rent. Designed around an attractive landscaped quadrangle, Pemberley Place will offer flexibility to adjust to changing needs. You’ll have access to support if you need it and privacy if you don’t. This new development is backed by Hanover, a specialist housing provider with three other estates in the local area.

With bus routes nearby to the World Heritage City of Bath for shopping and socialising, there’s also beautiful countryside on your doorstep. You could meet friends for lunch or socialise with your new neighbours as part of a brand new community.

We’re expecting lots of interest, so why not register your interest today to be added to the waiting list?

To register and receive the latest updates, please visit Hanover’s website at the link below: