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£8.4m retirement living scheme near Chester completed

Kingswood, a new £8.4 m retirement living scheme near Chester, built by Your Housing Group, one of the UK’s largest housing associations has been completed.

Located on Kingsway in Newton, just over two miles from the city of Chester, the scheme has 82 one and two bedroom apartments available including 48 for affordable rent, 17 for sale and 17 for shared ownership.

The development is a joint initiative between Your Housing Group, Cheshire West and Chester Council and the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), who contributed £1.8m of funding.

Residents will start moving into their new homes from next month and will be able to enjoy a range of facilities including a communal residents’ lounge, library, craft room offering a range of weekly activities and landscaped grounds. All the specially designed apartments have wet rooms and well equipped kitchens with built in appliances including integrated oven, hob and extractor fan. There are also assisted bathrooms within the buildings, for those residents who need a little more help with their everyday tasks. A hairdressers, beauty salon and bistro will be open for the public to use.

Claire Henning, Group Sales Manager at Your Housing Group said: “Kingswood is one of three retirement living villages we have recently delivered in the Chester area as we respond to a need for high quality accommodation for local people 55 and over who want to live independently in their own home for longer. Altogether we have built 450 extra care apartments across the North West as part of our £150m affordable housing programme and we believe we have raised the bar in terms of the standard of accommodation we have provided for retired people in the area .“

Funding has been provided by The Department of Health, HCA and Your Housing Group. The contractor is Warrington-based Cruden Construction and the architect is Manchester-based Pozzoni.

Anyone interested in renting or buying an apartment at Kingswood or Your Housing Group’s other new retirement living village, The Windings at Helsby, should contact the sales team on 0845 618 5008 for more details. Prices start from £125,000 for a one bedroom apartment.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Bird Consultancy .

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