A £35million luxury retirement resort for the over-55s is set to be built in Wixams.
The exclusive ‘village’ will have a fitness centre, cafe bistro, IT suite, greenhouse, craft and hobby room, restaurant and wellbeing centre.
The ExtraCare Charitable Trust, which already supports 4,400 older people in 17 housing schemes and 14 villages, has acquired a site in Bedford Road for the Wixams development. Planning permission for the scheme has been granted.
Social housing specialist at law firm Shakespeares, which acts on behalf of the trust, said: “There has been a marked increase in demand for extra-care accommodation that aims to cater for older people who want to live independently but with the option of tailored support should they need it.
“This demand is still out-stripping supply in many areas of the country and local authorities and housing associations are aiming to address this in the near future.”
They added: “The current shortage of extra-care schemes and their appeal compared to other types of retirement accommodation, means interest in the villages planned for Wixams is already very high.
“We are also likely to see many more such schemes in the future.”