Thenue lodges plans for housing development to combat dementia and depression in elderly
Plans have been submitted for a new housing development in the East End of Glasgow that aims to combat dementia, depression and a lack of exercise in the over-55 age group.
Thenue Housing Association wants to develop 27 flats on Landressy Place in Bridgeton.
Fifteen of the flats will have two bedrooms while the remaining 12 will have three bedrooms fit for up to four residents.
At least two of those properties will be made wheelchair-friendly and there will be a central common close block, walkway routes and a communal garden designed to “promote community belonging”.
In their planning statement, John Gilbert Architects said: “The proposals include a large common garden for residents to enjoy which aims to promote wellbeing for residents over the age of 55-years-old.
“Health issues such as dementia, depression and lack of physical exercise are common in this age group – this space aims to combat some of these issues in addition to the benefits of having Glasgow Green on the doorstep.
“Thenue Housing Association is looking to provide accommodation for an older demographic where they see a considerable shortfall in this type of social property available.
“This also future proofs the properties to an extent with an ever-aging population reducing the need for people to move elsewhere. Therefore design choices focused on assisting people living with dementia are critical to the development.”
Glasgow City Council will be funding the majority of the project with private finance expected to make up any shortfall.