Your Housing Group's Development Team has successfully completed the first of six new retirement living developments all due for completion by March 2015
Smithy Croft, Your Housing Group’s newest retirement living development opened its doors to the public last week. The new 55 apartment Extra Care development on Finney Lane will offer people aged over 55 to live an active life independently for longer, in a safe and secure development.
Designed with the individual in mind, the support team will provide help and support that is flexible to meet their needs, providing a safe and secure environment and most importantly, giving residents peace of mind.
The £7.5m development will welcome its first residents in the coming weeks with Mr and Mrs Bonsall, from Heald Green, being amongst the first to move in. The local couple have successfully secured an apartment within Smithy Croft.
Mr Bonsall commented “This is wonderful to be able to see our apartment is really reassuring, and I must say very impressive – I’m really looking forward to using the communal facilities – the bistro is going to be fantastic and be a lovely place to invite our family and friends”
Several of the developments facilities are also on offer to non-residents in Heald Green, which include a bistro, hair and beauty salon, communal lounge, and an activity room.
Smithy Croft sits on the site of the former Mallard Court sheltered housing scheme which was decommissioned five years ago, with several residents being relocated to other accommodation until their new home was complete. The six residents will return to Smithy Croft to live in their new state-of-the-art apartments in the coming weeks.
One resident commented “I’ve been waiting for this day for a long time and I’m so pleased to be able to see my new home – it’s definitely changed from what Mallard Court used to look like. The look and feel is completely different; I can’t wait to move back”
Lorraine Donnelly, Senior Business Partner of Programme Delivery at Your Housing Group said “Smithy Croft is a fantastic, modern new retirement living development. Your Housing Group is very proud to be able to welcome in the new residents as well as others from the local community. Smithy Croft has been a long time in the making, the original sheltered scheme that used to sit on the site was decommissioned five years ago, enabling us to build Smithy Croft and deliver the promise we made to the former residents and community”.
There is still the opportunity for interested residents to snap up their own apartment within Smithy Croft, with prices starting at £160,000 for a one bedroom apartment to purchase, or from £80,000 for shared ownership plus rent.
Lorraine added “We hope that the local community will join us at Smithy Croft, and use the bistro and hairdressers facilities. The uptake has been outstanding, with a couple of apartments still available to buy and rent – you need to get them while you can”
Your Housing Group is one of the UK’s leading specialists of Extra Care living, with similar independent living schemes across the North-West. YHG also provides social housing to over 32,000 homes in the North West, Yorkshire and the Midlands.
For further information regarding Smithy Croft, please call the Sales team on 0845 618 5008.