Royal visit for Flat Spaces

Unparalleled holiday accommodation at Flat Spaces in Hampshire, developed and fitted-out specifically for those with severe disabilities, their families and carers, was honoured with a visit by HRH Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy KG GCVO.

In creating his new holiday homes which place as much emphasis on accessibility as well as aesthetics, Flat Spaces chairman and founder Tom Yendell turned to Pressalit Care for help in providing the wow factor in the kitchen and bathrooms.

Andrew Lowndes, Pressalit Care’s UK Sales Manager, was therefore on hand during the Royal Visit to guide Princess Alexandra through the benefits and features of the specialist bathroom, and also the rise and fall work surfaces fitted in the kitchen.

Tom said, “We were extremely honoured that HRH Princess Alexandra found the time in her very busy schedule to visit Flat Spaces.    With the success of our first bungalow showing the great need for properties such as ours, the Foundation is now gearing up to raise the funds for the future Flat Space Holiday homes around the country.”

In designing and furnishing the holiday accommodation Tom’s aim has been to provide stunning, personal and high quality living space that disabled visitors can enjoy – and importantly rely on, to meet their specific needs. Knowing that Pressalit Care is highly regarded for designing a range of attractive yet practical rise and fall products for the home, he turned to us when looking to furnish the kitchen, dining room and bathrooms.

For the kitchen and dining areas Tom chose height adjustable Indivo table frames and work surfaces that allow the height to be selected with a simple turn handle; in the bathroom he fitted the specialist Pressalit Care shower corner with adjustable shower chair on a Plus horizontal track, together with shower, grab rails and shower curtain; hinged arm supports alongside the WC and Pressalit Care rise and fall basin, as well as adjustable grab rails by the bath for added support.

In an ethos shared by Tom, Pressalit Care designs each element to ensure that every consideration is given to allow disabled users the flexibility, independence and usability they need, while providing good looking furniture for a contemporary living space. Making life as worry-free as possible for guests enjoying a holiday at Flat Spaces, in Tom’s words, “access is assured and travel can be worry-free.”

Andrew Lowndes demonstrates the flexibility of the Pressalit Care bathroom at Flat Spaces to HRH Princess Alexandra (PHOTO COURTESY OF JENNIFER SINCLAIR)

The Indivo table frame and work surface in full use during the Royal visit to Flat Spaces. (PHOTO COURTESY OF JENNIFER SINCLAIR)