MP visits as development of Cheshire Retirement Village extension nears completion

A CHESHIRE MP visited a retirement village which is putting the finishing touches on a major extension.

Construction work on 39 additional retirement flats in the retirement village of Gifford Lea, located just outside Chester, is due to be completed in late spring.

And Edward Timpson CBE, MP for Eddisbury, took a look to see how the development was shaping up.

Situated in the Cheshire countryside, Gifford Lea currently offers 104 later apartments and has a wellness spa with relaxation pool, restaurant, bar, hair and beauty salon, gym, crafts room and library/cinema room. When completed, the village will offer a total of 162 retirement residences.

Construction of phase 3 is nearing completion, with contractor Seddon having recently completed the first apartment block of the new phase.

The remaining Phase 3 apartments, including 10 affordable units available for condominium or rental, are expected to be completed later this spring. Phase 3 will also see the creation of common areas and landscaped gardens.

Gifford Lea’s design was awarded last year with a commendation at the Cheshire West and Chester Civic Awards for Design and Conservation 2021.

Jamie Bunce, CEO of Inspired Villages, said: “Our philosophy is centered on the holistic well-being of residents – taking care of their physical, social, financial and mental health, while encouraging them to lead healthy, happy lives. and independent.

“Gifford Lea provides a safe and secure community for residents to make new friends and try new activities. The development has already received accolades and we are proud to provide more age-appropriate housing in Cheshire, as well as central facilities that benefit both residents and the local community.

“This next phase marks an important point in our plans for the future of Gifford Lea, providing additional homes for an ever-growing market, as well as continuing our commitment to environmental sustainability and we look forward to improving even further. this exceptional village.”

Mr Timpson said: “It was a pleasure to visit Gifford Lea and the latest phase of their state of the art living complex.

“Helping people stay independent at home is one of my priorities, so I’m delighted that Gifford Lea shares this ambition. Every detail, from floors to fixtures, is carefully considered to help people live their best lives.

“It is also encouraging to see how Gifford Lea interacts with the local Tattenhall community by opening its pool for local schools, working with nearby businesses and integrating with community groups.”

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