Cheshire West and Chester Council has reported that the over-65 population in the area will increase by 28% before 2035, while the number of over-85 residents is set to double. The local authority has recognised that this may lead to social problems, such as isolation and the inability to access vital amenities.
Inspired Villages, a leading provider of later living homes, has responded to the need for high-quality homes for this demographic by developing all-encompassing retirement villages in Cheshire.
Delivered by the Seddon, construction work has recently completed on phase two of Inspired Village’s £50million development, which aims to provide a total of 162 luxury retirement properties in Tattenhall.
Situated just eight miles outside of Chester city centre, the second phase of development brings a further 56 new homes to the market. Phase one of the scheme created 48 apartments in 2016, with a third stage expected to commence in Q3 2019, subject to planning.
The development offers a range of one and two bedroom properties, as well as communal social and leisure facilities, including shops, restaurants, a bowling green, gym, wellness spa and relaxation pool.
Prices for the one-bed homes start at £219,000 with two-bedrooms available from £413,000
Jamie Bunce, CEO of Inspired Villages, said “We’re very pleased to be completing the main facilities at our Gifford Lea community. As well as exceptional facilities, the location enjoys incredible views of the Cheshire countryside. The village reflects the needs of today’s retirees, who want to continue living independently, and yet take reassurance from knowing support is available should they need it.
“Excitement is building for the official opening of the site in July. The central facilities will provide an important focal point for residents and the general public alike to share their passions and interests.”
Ed Wootton, regional director at Seddon, said: “Following an extremely successful initial phase, we’re thrilled to have delivered another 56 new homes for the growing over-65 population in Cheshire."
“These luxury, later living spaces are a direct response to the need for dynamic retirement communities in the area, placing the ageing population at the heart of local neighbourhoods. We’re confident that these extremely popular homes are a great addition to Tattenhall.”
The project team included architects, Pozzoni and structural engineers, Scott Hughes.
For more information please see the Inspired Villages Website