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A Royal visit to Brighton

By Jennifer Drury

His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester visited the city today to officially open Patching Lodge, a £13.6 million seven-storey retirement development in Park Street, Queen’s Park. Patching Lodge is managed by Hanover in partnership with Brighton and Hove City Council.  It replaced an old development that was in need of significant investment.  

Independent living
The development provides housing for independent older people who may need help and support on a regular basis.  There are seventy six apartments, nine of which are fully wheelchair accessible; residents have access to a twenty-four hour emergency response service. Residents at Patching Lodge can live as independently as they want, and yet have the reassurance of back up care should it be needed.

Photo:HRH Duke of Gloucester and the Mayor, Councillor Ann Norman

HRH Duke of Gloucester and the Mayor, Councillor Ann Norman

Photo by Tony Mould

Photo:HRH Duke of Gloucester chats to a resident of Patching Lodge

HRH Duke of Gloucester chats to a resident of Patching Lodge

Photo by Tony Mould

This page was added on 13/11/2009.
Comments about this page

The Duke visited several other spots in the city including the Brighton Museum, Jubilee library and Royal Pavilion...where I was invited to lunch with him[and about 20 others!]. He was much interested in the landscape of Brighton and I was able to give him a 5 minute 'speed-lecture' on the shape of the Downland!

By Geoffrey Mead (18/11/2009)

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