Work starts on apartments

Churchill Retirement Living.''Alec Sherbrooke MP performing the 'sod cutting' at the new site in Wetherby with Stephen Freer from Churchill.
Churchill Retirement Living.''Alec Sherbrooke MP performing the 'sod cutting' at the new site in Wetherby with Stephen Freer from Churchill.
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Work has started on the construction of purpose built retirement apartments which have been hailed as a fantastic addition to Wetherby’s housing stock.

MP Alec Shelbrooke recently attended an official ground breaking ceremony for the Churchill Retirement Living’s 56 apartment development at the former Ford dealership site on Deighton Road.

“Churchill’s new development is a fantastic addition to the housing provision in Wetherby,” said the MP for Wetherby.

“Specialist retirement housing is proven to have a very real, beneficial effect on older people’s health and wellbeing.

“In addition, the development utilises a previously used brownfield site, allowing older people to downsize within the town creating a trickle-down effect for younger families in the local housing market.”

The two and one-bedroomed apartments for the over 60s will include features such as a video-entry system, lift to all floors and a 24-hour care and support system. In addition, communal facilities include an owners’ lounge, guest suite and landscaped gardens.

Alan Perry, Regional MD at Churchill Retirement Living Midlands, said: “With more than 11.1 million people in the UK aged 65 or over, we believe better provision of housing for older people and the need to ensure there are sufficient, good quality retirement living options to meet the needs of an ageing population is an absolute priority.

“Being in a manageable home with no maintenance can offer a new lease of life for people – ensuring they are close to amenities, and surrounded by a new community.

We are delighted to be bringing our new development to Wetherby and have already seen lots of interest from local over 60s keen to find out more about the benefits of retirement living.”

The apartments at Churchill’s new Wetherby development are expected to go on sale spring 2016.