Extra Care Housing
Client: Sanctuary Homes
Location: Gravesend, Kent
Status: Complete

Extra Care Housing apartments

Saunders Boston Architects (SBA) worked with Sanctuary Housing and Keepmoat to deliver this 70 apartment Extra Care Housing and Learning Difficulty project in Gravesend, Kent.

Project overview;

  • The development brief was determined by Gravesham Borough Council (GBC)& Kent County Council.
  • The project goes some way to meeting GBC’s identified need for Extra Care Housing.
  • Wimborne House replaces a former outdated 1970’s Sheltered Housing development on the same site.
  • Feasibility studies were carried out as to the viability of retaining/re-modelling  this existing  building but these proved  to be too expensive and still would have resulted in compromised solutions

Accommodation / Key features;

  • 60 Extra Care Flats (1bed @ 52m/2 and 2bed @ 65m/2 bedroom)
  • Affordable and Shared Ownership tenure
  • Communal Facilitates – including; Restaurant/Bistro, Main Lounge, Therapy/Fitness suite, Hairdressers, Staff & visitor facilities. These are available for use by the wider local older persons’ population.
  • Sixth floor communal lounge with panoramic  views of the Queen Elizabeth bridge and Thames Estuary
  • All ground floor apartments benefit from semi private amenity space and communal secure landscaped gardens.
  • All upper floor apartments have external terraces or Juliet balconies.


  • 10 Learning Difficulty Flats with associated staff facilities
  • Communal Facilities
  • Separate external amenity space
Open gallery

“I continue to do business with Saunders Boston due to their professionalism and commercial understanding. I have no hesitation recommending Saunders Boston”

John Walsh (MD), Keepmoat