Luxury retirement scheme coming to Thrapston
Published by Rebecca Mills for Longhurst Group in Communities and also in Housing
An illustration what the finished scheme will look like
Growing demand for high quality retirement properties in Thrapston has seen two housing providers team up to bring a luxury retirement scheme of 29 brand new apartments to the historic market town.
The luxury apartments are being developed by Keystone Developments, with the daily management of the scheme handing over to Spire Homes, both members of the Longhurst Group of companies. Close partnerships with East Northamptonshire Council, Seagrave Developments and Richard Julian Associates, have ensured work will begin on the scheme this summer to bring a vacant piece of brownfield land off Chancery Lane back to life.
“Keystone Developments has a lot of experience developing purpose built, high quality retirement communities” said Andy Patchitt, Development and New Business Manager at Longhurst Group. “We’re very pleased to be working with Spire Homes who have great local knowledge and strong ties with the community here as well as East Northamptonshire Council with whom we’ve worked very closely with to ensure that we’re developing property that meets local needs.”
Councillor Steven North, Leader of East Northamptonshire Council, said: “This great new development will not only give people the chance to downsize as they enter retirement, it is perfectly situated to provide access to all the facilities that Thrapston has to offer.”
Promising a luxury independent retirement for residents, each of the 29 apartments will come with a fully fitted kitchen including a hob, high level oven, integrated fridge freezer and a washer dryer as well as a bathroom specially equipped to make life easy for residents. The scheme will consist of a variety of one and two bedroom apartments ranging in size from 48 to 88 square metres.
“A lot of features within the scheme have been incorporated to help make life as stress-free as possible for residents” added Andy. “For instance, we know that security is really important so we will be installing CCTV and door entry systems on the development and a discreet 24 hour monitored emergency call system. But we also know that convenience is essential; on top of a fantastic location that puts people within walking distance of the high street, the scheme will have wifi, access to digital and Sky television, and a Scheme Manager who will have responsibility for ensuring the day-to-day maintenance of the communal areas are taken care of as well as giving residents peace of mind and advice should they need it.”
Katy Sagoe, Director of Housing Services for Spire Homes said: “We are extremely excited to be a part of the team that is delivering this new important development to Thrapston. We are always looking for new ways to create much-needed homes for people and these offer a fantastic opportunity to achieve exactly that.”
The scheme is set for completion in summer 2015 with apartments available for outright sale and shared equity.
To register your interest in the scheme, or for more information about purchase options, please contact Millers New Homes on 01604 638000.
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