A development of 54 homes for over 55’s, is due to open later this year and a virtual tour and images of inside the properties have been revealed.

The Nightingale Lodge community development of 54 self-contained homes situated about a mile away from Romsey Town Centre was named after the Victorian icon and Romsey resident, Florence Nightingale.

It is being delivered in partnership by Test Valley Borough Council, Hampshire County Council and Places for People Living Plus.

The videos and images show what the building will look like as well as a tour inside the properties.

The site will offer several extra care facilities such as 24-hour onsite care, a wellness suite, a hair and beauty salon, a restaurant and a club lounge.

The homes will be available in two ways. You can either buy one of 17 properties for sale through shared ownership or you can rent one of 37 properties through Hampshire Home Choice.

Hampshire Home Choice is a bidding service provided by the council to help people with care needs or housing needs within the local area, access affordable accommodation.

Andy Lomas, Managing Director of Places for People said: “As we near completion of this new community I am delighted to release these images and videos to show future residents around for the first time.

“We are passionate about creating well-designed, affordable and attainable homes available to customers and I hope that the new visuals appeal to a range of local people.”

Tom Brown, National Retirement Living Manager said: “Extra care apartments are ideal for those who wish to be independent, with their own front door and privacy, yet with the knowledge that they can be supported in their own home when necessary. Nightingale Lodge is about embracing life, and the new opportunities a development like this can offer are endless.”