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New retirement village to meet demand for over 65s housing need

Run by Renaissance LifeCare, which specialises in providing first class service and amenities to the over 65’s, Welland Place is located in Market Harborough town centre, and comprises 103 studio, one and two bedroom apartments and two bedroom duplexes – the duplexes all having assisted bathrooms downstairs and wide stair cases for stair lifts. 

Julian Mercer, Director of BMB Property, who is developing the scheme, says:

"There is a severe shortage of developments for those who still want to own a property and maintain their independence, but also require 24 hour care and support should they need it, so Welland Place is an important scheme for the region. The premium facilities and support offered here will ensure that residents feel safe, secure, relaxed and able to enjoy a good quality of life at very affordable prices, so we anticipate a high level of demand when we launch to the public in February next year (2010)."

Welland Place will offer 24 hour emergency response by the fully trained on site care team if required, and includes an array of premium facilities such as an onsite restaurant, lounge, TV/cinema room, library, swimming pool, spa and gymnasium for leisure or rehabilitation, nurses clinic and hairdresser/beauty therapy room. Each apartment comes with a parking space in the secure, underground car park.

The development enjoys landscaped, communal gardens running down to the adjacent river and new Millennium Mile walkway extension.  For those who like to get out and about, the town centre is just a short walk away, and the nearby mainline railway station provides regular direct services to St Pancras International in approximately an hour, and regular services to Leicester which is just 12 minutes away by train.

Market Harborough is a picturesque market town offering a superior lifestyle, with a range of shops, restaurants, bars and leisure facilities. Indeed, a recent ‘Quality of Life’ survey undertaken by the Halifax found that Market Harborough has the best quality of life outside the south of England*.

The LifeCare service package offered by Renaissance addresses the provision of the day to day support and services to meet resident’s needs and the operation of the village.  Residents can take advantage of the additional facilities available which include a la carte lunch or dinner and services such as cleaning, laundry, domestic or personal care through the fully
trained 24 hour on site care team, as well as private transport and facilities management.

Welland Place is due to launch to the public in February 2010, with prices anticipated to start from £139,500. For further information or to register your interest, please call selling agent, Andrew Granger & Co on Tel: 01858 431 315.

[1] ‘Mind the Gap – Housing Supply in a Cold Climate’ , a report by David Pretty CBE and Paul Hackett for the Smith Institute, the Town and Country Planning Association, and PricewaterhouseCoopers, September 2009

*The Halifax Quality of Life index aims to quantify where living standards are highest in Great Britain by ranking local performance across a range of indicators, including the labour market, the housing market, the environment, education and health