Page Court opens
NEW retirement flats on the site of the former Staple Hill Police Station have been formally opened.
Jack Lopresti, MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke, cut the ribbon at a launch event at William Page Court.
The McCarthy and Stone development close to Page Park is well under way. Most of the homes have already been sold and the first homeowners are expected to move in during the summer.
The complex comprises 43 one and two bedroom age-exclusive apartments aimed exclusively at those aged 60 and over.
Mr Lopresti MP said: “It was a pleasure to visit William Page Court and formally mark its grand opening. Living independently and securely is so important and, with a growing number of people reaching retirement age, we must ensure developments like this are top of the list when it comes to local town planning.”
Debby Pavitt, sales and marketing director for McCarthy and Stone South West, added: “With the number of people over the age of 65 due to increase by 50 per cent to 17.2 million over the next 20 years, the latest figures show that the UK will run out of homes for this demographic."
Facilities will include a homeowners’ lounge, landscaped gardens and a guest suite.
A manager will run the site, which will include a security entrance system, plus 24-hour emergency call points for added peace of mind for both homeowners and their families.