PegasusLife Wilmslow

PegasusLife retirement housing set for approval

Jessica Middleton-Pugh

An elderly living scheme by PegasusLife on the site of former Cheshire East Council offices in Wilmslow, is expected to receive planning permission at a committee meeting on 29 April.

PegasusLife was selected as preferred bidder for the 2-acre site known as Remenham in Chapel by Engine of the North, the council's development agency, in June last year.

The retirement housing provider's plans include 67 assisted living apartments alongside a reception/concierge area, restaurant, lounge, library and hobby room, wellbeing facilities including physiotherapy suite, treatment room, hair and nail salon, salt inhalation suite, sauna, steam room, and gym.

The site consists of two empty office buildings.

Recommending the scheme for approval, a report by council planning officers ahead of the meeting of Cheshire East's Northern planning committee said: "The development will provide suitable accommodation to enable an ageing population within Cheshire East to live full independent lives for as long as possible. It is considered that the proposal would make a valuable contribution towards meeting an identified housing need for elderly people within the Borough, as well as continuity in their care, which is a material consideration of significant weight."

PegasusLife, based in Winchester, Hampshire, has a portfolio of schemes throughout London, Southern England and the Midlands and the development in Wilmslow would be its first in the North West of England.

PegasusLife was advised by HOW Planning. The development was designed by Glenn Howells Architects.

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