Construction has kicked off at The Woodlands, a 63-unit community in Heaton Mersey being delivered by the developer’s Adlington Retirement Living brand.
Gladman Homes, a strategic land promoter and developer based in Congleton, lodged its plans for the site in 2019 and aims to complete the project by the end of this year, it said today.
Under the plans, a former church hall on Woodlands Road will be demolished and replaced it with an apartment scheme for the over-55s. The site covers around 1.5 acres and sits off Didsbury Road, accessed via Woodlands Road. The building was previously used by the Brethren Church as a meeting space but has been vacant for several years.
Under the plans, the 63 homes will be split between 20 one-beds, 34 two-beds, and nine three-beds contained in four-storey blocks, with patios or walk-on balconies for most apartments and 34 car parking spaces.
Communal facilities, including a lounge, coffee bar, restaurant, kitchen, therapy suite, hair salon and landscaped gardens were also contained in the proposals.
Gladman’s in-house team acted as the planner and architect for The Woodlands.
Alexandra Johnson, sales and marketing director for Adlington Retirement Living, said: “More of our homeowners are choosing to move to retirement communities while they’re fit and healthy, to futureproof their retirement.
“Our award-winning approach to independent living ensures homeowners don’t have to compromise on their lifestyle, social life or independence. We aim to provide a community spirit, promoting independence and individual respect.”
The development will also offer Adlington’s tailored care packages if specialist residential and health care is needed.
Meanwhile, the apartments feature fixtures and fittings include 80% wool carpets that reduce heat loss, fully-fitted kitchens with integrated appliances, and specially designed wet rooms, Johnson added.