An £11million development on the site of a former sheltered housing scheme has been completed.

Calver Court in Radbourne Crescent, Walthamstow now includes 27 flats at “affordable rent,” with three homes adapted for wheelchair users and a mix of one, two, three and four-bedroom apartments.

The build replaces a former sheltered housing scheme of 16 flats designed for those over the age of 50 who need more support to live independently, those who are isolated or living in unsuitable homes, or those who are disabled or living with long-term health conditions.

All new tenants have now moved into their homes and the site will no longer provide sheltered housing.

Clarion Housing, which calls itself the largest social rent landlord in the country and ran the former sheltered housing scheme on the site, completed the work after gaining planning permission in late 2015 and beginning work in 2017.

Bob Souster, head of new business for Clarion Housing, said: “This scheme further demonstrates Clarion’s unwavering commitment to delivering much-needed affordable housing in the borough of Waltham Forest.

“The homes at Calver Court are spacious and good quality and I have no doubt our residents will enjoy living here for many years to come.”

Cllr Simon Miller, cabinet member for economic growth, said: “Calver Court is an excellent example of how a 100 per cent affordable rent scheme can be built for local residents needing a decent roof over their heads.

“The council works with partners such as Clarion Housing to provide high quality homes to meet the needs of families as well as those without children. These new homes help us achieve our aim of half the new homes across the borough being affordable, as over the next 10 years we have to build around 18,000 new homes, which can only be achieved by working with partners.”

The developers also completed the 350-home Banbury Park scheme on Billet Road recently.