Home Property & Construction Adlington Retirement Living opens new retirement community in Sheffield

Adlington Retirement Living opens new retirement community in Sheffield

The Right Worshipful The Lord Mayor of Sheffield meets Jon Shepherd, Director at Adlington Retirement Living, with staff and homeowners from Jacobs Gate

A retirement community of 65 apartments has opened on Troutbeck Road in Sheffield.

The Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Gail Smith, officially opened Adlington Retirement Living’s new retirement community at a sparkling reception in its beautifully appointed restaurant and lounge.

Councillor Smith, who joined new homeowners and the on-site team to mark the occasion, commented: “I was delighted to be asked to officially open Jacobs Gate. It’s a wonderful new development which has a real sense of community. Homeowners can enjoy the privacy of their own home in their spacious apartments, and they also have access to a restaurant, lounge and beautifully landscaped gardens. I enjoyed meeting with so many happy homeowners.”

Jon Shepherd, Director at Adlington Retirement Living, added “It was a pleasure to welcome The Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Gail Smith, to our brand-new Adlington Retirement Living community. Adlington’s vision is to empower our older generation to live a long, happy and healthy life. We do that by creating safe and secure environments with active communities, extensive facilities, and spacious, quality homes, providing an opportunity to enjoy retirement with a new perspective.”


Jacobs Gate has been specially designed for those over the age of 65, offering one, two and three bedroom apartments with communal facilities including a hairdressing salon, therapy suite and activities studio.

The 24-hour on-site support team provide homeowners with peace of mind and, if needed, the option of tailored personal care. In addition to this, there is a sophisticated emergency call system as well as a security video entry to manage access.

The sense of community, the facilities at Jacobs Gate and the additional support from the on-site team were the main draws for Homeowner Nigel Panzetta, who said: “We’ve been really impressed with the way the team make sure they know that everybody is alright. It’s much more than we expected.” Nigel’s daughter Maria adds: “I think it’s just marvellous. All the staff are lovely, it’s a really good combination of high-quality standards and caring people. We are so thrilled Dad is living here, it’s just the right place for him and we are excited for his future.”

Four of Adlington’s sites have won Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards for the Best Retirement Development at the WhatHouse? Awards, the UK housebuilding’s most prestigious event. The Folds in Romiley and the Bridges in Macclesfield won the Silver Award in 2020 and 2019, Adlington House in Otley won the Gold Award in 2017 and Adlington House in Portishead won the Bronze Award in 2015.

Tours of Jacobs Gate are available Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm.

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