Stoll’s 34 new homes in Aldershot, Centenary Lodge, have been awarded Best Affordable Housing Development at the Inside Housing Development Awards, a prestigious prize within the housing industry…
Centenary Lodge in Evelyn Avenue, Aldershot, was officially opened by housing charity Stoll’s Patron, HRH The Countess of Wessex, back in June. The scheme was built to address the lack of housing for former members of the Armed Forces.
Centenary Lodge has 27 one-bedroom flats, five family homes and two fully accessible flats for disabled Veterans. Communal spaces form the heart of the building, with rooms for therapy and community activities, as well as landscaped gardens that wrap around the building.
Stoll chose to build new supported housing for Veterans in Aldershot following a piece of nationwide research they commissioned that identified Aldershot as an area of high unmet need.
Army Veteran and Centenary Lodge resident Craig Wheatley talks about his new home: “My relationship ended and it left me homeless. I went into survival mode – I was living in a tent, in the woods. I’m now ready for the next step in my life and to move into my own flat. When I saw the property, I thought it was absolutely stunning. Without these services, I couldn’t give you an answer of where I’d be today.”