Local MP Bill Esterson has placed an official date brick at Churchill Retirement Living’s new Formby development to mark the start of construction of the highly-anticipated retirement apartments.
Once complete, the development on Lonsdale Road in Formby, will comprise of 42 private, self-contained one and two bedroom apartments that are specially designed for the over 60s.
The apartments will include features such as a video-entry system, lift to all floors, a 24 hour care and support system, and a Lodge Manager. In addition, communal facilities will include an Owners’ Lounge, Guest Suite and landscaped gardens.
Stephen Freer, Midlands Commercial/Construction Director at Churchill Retirement Living, said: “We were delighted that Mr Esterson was able to join us to mark this occasion. Churchill’s properties offer security, peace of mind and independent living for our Owners, along with community and support.
"Being in a manageable home with no maintenance can offer a new lease of life for people – ensuring they are close to amenities, and surrounded by a new community. We are delighted to be bringing our new development to Formby and have already seen lots of interest from local over 60s keen to find out more about the benefits of retirement living.”
Bill Esterson MP, added: “Retirement properties are a crucial part of helping to unblock the UK’s housing crisis and Churchill’s new development is a fantastic addition to the housing provision in Formby.
"Specialist retirement housing is proven to have a very real, 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 and no more loneliness. This can also help save health and care services considerable resources and contribute to easing the longer term pressure on the NHS.”
For more information on the development in Formby and to register your interest, please call 0800 458 1856 or click here.