Derek Thomas MP cuts the ribbon at new Penzance retirement development

Local MP Derek Thomas joined Churchill Retirement Living on Friday 1st March to officially open its Mount’s Bay Lodge development in Penzance.

Locals visited the Lodge on New Town Lane in the heart of Penzance to see Mr Thomas and the Mayor take part in an official ribbon cutting ceremony with Churchill’s Regional Managing Director, James Barnes.

Visitors to the event were also given the opportunity to view the development’s beautiful Show Complex, before being treated to a glass of fizz and canapés in the Owners’ Lounge. 

Derek Thomas MP said:

I was pleased to be asked to open the new Mount’s Bay Lodge development in my constituency, and it was an honour to cut the ribbon. Retirement properties are a crucial part of meeting the UK’s housing challenge and Churchill’s new development is a significant addition to the housing provision here in Penzance. 

Specialist retirement housing is proven to have a beneficial effect on older people’s health and wellbeing, be it from being in a modern, warm, well insulated home to having a sense of community which helps to beat loneliness. It was also heartening to meet the new Owners now calling Mount’s Bay Lodge home and hear so many positive stories from them.

Mount’s Bay Lodge is a collection of 50 one and two bedroom privately owned retirement apartments and shared facilities, designed exclusively for the over 60s. Offering quality retirement accommodation and safe and independent living, the development is in a convenient location close to local shops and amenities. 

Apartments boast spacious rooms throughout and an ideal combination of design and functionality, with many offering balconies and stunning views across the bay. The fully fitted, stylish kitchens include a built in fridge and freezer, hob and an oven, which is located at an easy-reach height. All of the properties benefit from illuminated light switches for added convenience. Owners also enjoy ultimate peace of mind from a fitted camera entry system for the highest level of security and a 24 hour emergency call system.

With less to worry about, Owners will have more time to do the things they enjoy, such as having family or friends to stay in the development’s well-appointed Guest Suite, enjoying a chat with neighbours, or attending one of the regular social events in the Owners’ Lounge and Coffee Bar.

To find out more about the apartments available at Mount’s Bay Lodge, visit the Show Complex open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm, call 0800 458 1856 or click here.