John Crosse House
In March 2008, Thomas Christie merged with the John Crosse Charity. As part of the merger, we gained John Crosse House, just outside Ampthill. As it was in an isolated location it was sold in November 2008. The funds from this sale were then used to develop the Bedford site already owned by Thomas Christie. Eight flats, suitable for single or double occupancy and a studio flat were built and the building is called John Crosse House. Thirteen new residents were initially welcomed to the Thomas Christie community.
This development has also given the charity an opportunity to update the facilities available to all the residents. All residents can use the much larger common room and kitchen, plus the quiet room and rooftop garden. The landscaped gardens offer all-year-round interest and colour and some residents grow their own vegetables and salads.
The common parts of John Crosse House have been furnished and equipped with thought. The furniture is contemporary and we have used local suppliers where possible such as Hatters of Bedford, Interphase Interiors of Bedford and the Woburn China Shop, who all gave the charity generous discounts.
The communal facilities can be borrowed by known organisations and individuals. If you are interested please contact the warden on the main office line - 01234 330516 – between 8 and 12 Monday to Friday. Our warden keeps the social diary and can let you know what is available and what donation is expected to cover our costs.
Photos of the communal areas are in the Gallery section of the site.