St Bede’s Extra Care Officially Opens

By Mark Walker​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ – 12 December 2014

The official opening of St Bede’s Extra Care in Bedford on 2nd December was attended by Mark Walker and Emma Hester from PRP. The event was a real celebration of the scheme and PRP was congratulated by Orbit’s Chief Executive Paul Tennant for designing a building of exceptional quality.

The opening was very well attended and it was wonderful to see the new residents enjoying the day along with their many guests.

PRP sponsored a bespoke piece of artwork which was unveiled on the day and was produced by a local student. It will be placed in one of the beautiful gardens.

The scheme includes 104 apartments with approximately half for private sale. There are a mix of typologies including dual aspect open deck access homes and apartments arranged around an internal atrium. St Bede’s won the 2011 Housing Design Awards (HAPPI) and is being championed as one of the best examples of HAPPI in Europe.

The event coincided with the launch of the Housing LIN Case study of the scheme.