£3m new retirement village marks latest milestone

Published on: 24 Mar 2017

UP to 100 older people hoping to move into the new Stoke Gifford Retirement Village took part in a time capsule burial on the construction site. 

Among them was 77-year-old Miriam Galway who said: “I’d like to move into the village as it would give me the opportunity of having lots of company. I used to be in a singing group and an operatic society and I love to do arts and crafts and cross stitch. I’m also a member of a gym at the moment. The village would give me the chance to do these things with company.”

The village is due to open in late 2018, to the East of Coldharbour Lane near to the University of the West of England campus. The £53 million project is a partnership between registered charity, The ExtraCare Charitable Trust, South Gloucestershire Council and Bristol City Council, with the Homes and Communities Agency also contributing £2.389m.

Applications open later this year and over 400 households have already registered their interest.

The village will provide 261 apartments for purchase, shared ownership and rental with care and dementia support available on site for residents who need help to live 

South Gloucestershire Council’s Adults, Housing and Public Health lead member Cllr Ben Stokes, said: “The ExtraCare village being developed on the border of South Gloucestershire and Bristol is a unique housing scheme providing purpose-built facilities for the over 55s, to help them stay living in their own homes for longer.

“The time capsule celebration represents another key milestone for the development and demonstrates South Gloucestershire Council’s commitment to developing ExtraCare 

For more information about Stoke Gifford Retirement Village, please visit: www.stokegiffordvillage.co.uk

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