Inspired Villages held their 'Ground-Breaking Ceremony' last week and one of our very own editors donned a hard hat & high vis jacket, climbed the scaffolding, viewed the development from on high and brings you this latest report. Was this in the job description she asks??
The purpose-built retirement village in Tattenhall is already taking shape as the photographs indicate. In celebration of this, Inspired Villages held the traditional 'breaking of ground' on the construction site on Wednesday 25 November 2015.
In attendance were The Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Chester (Cllr Hugo Deynem and Mrs Deb Deynem), who were joined by future residents, John and Marie Jacks from Burwardsley, together with representatives from Seddons, Bolesworth Estate, Inspired Villages and English Care Villages.
As you can see, construction of the development is well underway with the initial 48 apartments scheduled for completion in Autumn 2016. Once completed, the retirement village will offer a total of 151 apartments as well as a range of facilities, including a wellness spa and pool, gym, shop, restaurant, bowling green and shared community space. There will even be a kitchen garden!
As with any 'Ground-Breaking Ceremony' there were various speeches ....
Jamie Bunce, Managing Director of Inspired Villages
'This has been a great chance to celebrate another imporant milestone in this development, with the assistance of the Lord Mayor of Chester. Our retirement villages are about celebrating life and we're proud to offer people an opportunity to experience aspiration and luxurious living with integrated care packages'.
Matthew Morris, Estate Manager of Bolesworth Estate
'The team at Bolesworth are delighted to see construction commence at Tattenhall. From the initial concept and forward thinking of Anthony Barbour, we now see this exciting project finally underway. We see this as a long term partnership with Inspired Living and, in particular, we are pleased to be able to offer a number of affordable rent and shared equity opportunities for local people, providing choice and flexibility for the future'.
Peter Melville, Project Manager, Seddon
'It is an honour to have been chosen to deliver this project for Inspired Villages. These new homes will ensure that people can continue to live in the communities that they grew up in, in purpose built accommodation that has been carefully designed to create an oasis in Tattenhall Village'.
For more information on the three types of accommodation which will be available in Tattenhall, then just drop into the Sales Suite on Frog Lane in Tattenhall.
Alternatively, call local advisers Trish Rooney 07469 856190 or Helen Britton 07469 858012.
For more information www.inspiredvillages.co.uk/tattenhall