is the landscape architect for the proposed Symphony Park project. Credit: via Symphony Park

Plans in for Alderley Park senior living

Retirement community developer Symphony Park wants to make its debut with 159 luxury apartments at the Cheshire site.

Symphony Park, which is led by the team behind Vita Group, submitted its ambitions for the four-acre site on Friday afternoon after first unveiling its proposals in February.

If Cheshire East Council approves the project, the retirement village would sit inside Alderley Park’s Heatherley Wood section. The community’s entrance would be accessed via Alderley Park estate road.

Calderpeel Architects designed the scheme, which includes a mixture of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. Among the proposed amenities for residents are a wellbeing centre, exercise studios, nail bar, hair salon, pool and therapeutic treatment rooms.

A restaurant, bar and coffee lounge are also proposed, alongside a private dining room and various meeting rooms.

Residents would be encouraged to explore the scheme’s landscaped gardens, designed by Wilmslow-based

Interior of one of the proposed apartments. Credit: via Symphony Park

Symphony Park said its plans would also create more than 40 full-time positions to fully manage the community. The company also wants to have an on-site GP practice with a nursing team on the premises.

“Reimagining retirement living to create an outstanding proposition which responds to the needs of its residents has created what promises to be a thriving community for over 65s,” said Trevor Moore, chief executive of Symphony Park.

Avison Young is the planner for the scheme and also the lead on the environmental impact assessment. The project team also includes Vectos as highways consultant, Carterwood as planning needs assessor and BWB Consulting as the noise and air quality expert. TRP is the drainage consultant, while Tyler Grange is the lead for ecology, arboriculture and landscape and visual impact assessment.

Symphony Park purchased the land at Alderley Park from Bruntwood SciTech. Money from the sale will go towards funding the next round of development at the tech park – including two new build science facilities and 100 key worker apartments.

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No mention of the fact that the proposed development was turned down by local planning committee due to scale and the effect on the Bellway development which is not in keeping never mind light pollution etc

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