In a major boost to local economies, Adlington, a developer of communities and luxury apartments designed specifically for the over 60s, has announced plans to open seven new sites in 2017, investing almost £80 million and creating a total of 385 new homes across the North West and Staffordshire. The new sites will generate 175 local jobs employing a full time, multidisciplinary team to design Adlington’s buildings, whilst subcontracting to a broad spectrum of trades during the construction phases.
The new developments include Adlington House in Urmston and Brooklands House in Stafford, which are now under construction, and five other sites in Macclesfield, Cheadle, Southport, Rams-bottom and Romiley. The plans to launch the new developments highlight the demand for quality homes for older people and Adlington’s expansion goes some way to addressing concerns raised in the recent Housing Whitepaper, by providing the older generation with the opportunity for inde-pendent living in a suitable environment.
Demonstrating its on-going commitment to growth and development within the retirement devel-opment sector, Adlington also announces its investment of two new recruits to its team.
Joining from a director’s position at Caulmert, Allan Smith has been appointed as Structural Engi-neer and brings several years of experience in construction consultancy, as well as broad knowledge of the building industry to Adlington. Jonothan Croft also joins the team as Senior Land Manager, bringing over 20 years of experience within the retirement de-velopment and house building industries. Both Allan and Jonothan have predominate-ly worked in the North West during their careers and are delighted to be helping contribute to the growth of the economy in the area, as well as Adlington’s ambitious expansion plans for 2017.
Claire Reede, Sales and Marketing Manager from Adlington, said: “We’ve seen demand for retire-ment homes expand very quickly recently and the new sites we are opening will provide over 60s with the choice to move to a luxury community with excellent facilities on their doorstep.
“We’re also thrilled to be expanding our team and are delighted to welcome Allan Smith and Jono-than Croft into the fold. Both bring extensive knowledge and experience within the re-tirement de-velopment and construction sectors and we expect to see a real impact on the business as we continue to grow this year.
“In 2016 we launched Adlington House in Otley, West Yorkshire, which proved to be our fastest selling development to date and we’re keen to continue building on this success throughout 2017.”