A new housing complex of affordable homes for over-60s has opened on the outskirts of Norwich.

Sangster House, made up of four bungalows and four flats, opened in Bluebell Road, Eaton, last week and will provide sheltered independent living.

The complex was built by Norwich Housing Society alongside Norwich City Council in an attempt to introduce more affordable rental properties.

Norwich Evening News: Sangster House in EatonSangster House in Eaton (Image: Norwich Housing Society)

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Former chairmen of Norwich Housing Society’s board, Carol Sangster and Jon Boom, opened the site - which was named after Ms Sangster to commemorate her long and distinguished service.

David Driscoll, the current chairman said the project was about "more than just bricks and mortar".

Norwich Evening News: Jon Boon and Carol Sangster open Sangster HouseJon Boon and Carol Sangster open Sangster House (Image: Norwich Housing Society)

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He said: “We are delighted to have worked alongside Norwich City Council to deliver much-needed, high-quality housing.

"We would like to thank the council for helping us deliver this scheme and we hope that the tenants enjoy their new homes.”

The society's CEO, John Newstead, said the new development had "enhanced the local area" and considered the character of its surroundings.