Work on a new retirement living community in Newcastle-under-Lyme is set to complete in Autumn 2024.
Initial work on the site had only just begun in 2020 when the Covid pandemic struck and the UK went into its first lockdown, so the project was put on hold.
With construction now well-underway, Brookfields House, on Clayton Road, will comprise 75 stylish one, two and three-bedroom retirement apartments for the over 55’s, in a safe and secure environment, with the benefit of patios or walk-out balconies to all apartments.
Alexandra Johnson, Sales and Marketing Director for Adlington Retirement Living, said: “Our award-winning approach to independent living, ensures Homeowners don’t have to compromise on their lifestyle, their social life or their independence. We aim to provide a community spirit, whilst promoting independence and individual respect. It’s a chance to become part of a thriving community of like-minded people, with a shared outlook.”
Joan and Bill, homeowners at The Chimes, another Adlington Retirement Living community, said: “The best bits about living here are you’ve got people on hand. You have your own apartment and can stay there whenever you want to and be on your own… but you also have the alternative if you want it. I think having that choice is such a big thing and you can have one choice one day and the other choice the next day. It’s a perfect situation.”
Brookfields House will offer Newcastle-under-Lyme residents the best of both worlds. Homeowners will be able to enjoy the privacy of their own peaceful and spacious apartment, spend time in the leafy gardens (maintained by an expert team of gardeners), relax in the hair salon, therapy suite or homeowners’ lounge and enjoy the restaurant.
Alexandra Johnson adds: “One of the main benefits of retirement living is not having to worry about maintaining a house and garden anymore. It’s lovely to hear many of our Homeowners at our other communities comment on the free time and energy they have to enjoy life. They often remark how much more ‘me time’ they discover not having to worry about repairs, DIY or mowing.”
Another aspect that appeals to many Homeowners is the fact that optional personal care packages can be put in place to suit individuals’ needs. Be it short-term support after an operation, or more regular, long-term tailored personal care, the team work closely with their local care partner to ensure a flexible solution to suit each individual.
Alexandra Johnson explains: “More of our homeowners are choosing to move to retirement communities whilst they’re fit and healthy, to future-proof their retirement. We offer a personal approach to care to ensure that each individual receives just the right amount to maintain their independence, allowing them to enjoy their retirement to the full.
“Even though many of our homeowners do not need specialist care, the Adlington on-site support team is always there in the background giving them and their families comfort that in the event of an unexpected fall help is immediately to hand.”
Philip and Edna, homeowners at The Sailings in Southport, said: “The best thing about moving here has been the peace of mind. Not only for us, but for our two daughters.”
Each apartment at Brookfield House has been designed to make everyday life easier, safer and more comfortable. Every detail has been considered from the natural light and user-friendly layout to the spacious storage cupboards and private patios or balconies.
Quality fixtures and fittings will include hardwearing 80% wool carpets that reduce heat loss and add a touch of luxury, feature fireplaces and fully fitted kitchens with integrated appliances. Many will feature en-suite shower rooms as well as separate bathrooms, and most will have a private patio area or walk-out balcony overlooking the beautifully landscaped gardens.
Four of Adlington’s retirement communities have won Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards for the Best Retirement Development at the WhatHouse? Awards, the UK housebuilding’s most prestigious event. Adlington House in Otley won the Gold Award in 2017, The Folds in Romiley and the Bridges in Macclesfield won the Silver Award in 2020 and 2019, and Adlington House in Portishead won the Bronze Award in 2015.
Adlington Retirement Living was also crowned Seniors Housing Developer of the Year and its new retirement community in Heaton Mersey, Stockport, won Seniors Housing Scheme of the Year at the HealthInvestor Seniors Housing Awards 2022.