Adlington Retirement Living has received planning approval from Exeter City Council for a development in the South West.
The integrated retirement community will comprise 65 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments for the over 65’s, with gardens and communal facilities. It will be surrounded by parks and green spaces, with views over the River Exe and access to Exeter city centre.
Formerly the site of the Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education, the 1.3-acre plot has been vacant for three years.
‘We’re pleased to be launching our first community in the region as part of our strategic growth plan. Our objective is to empower our older generation to live a long, happy and healthy life, supporting their independence, well-being and happiness,’ said Dr Ed Gladman, Adlington Retirement Living chief executive.
‘Integrated retirement communities offer people a way to retain their independence for as long as possible, choosing where they want to live with the safety net of care options being readily available if they are needed in the future. They also keep people engaged with wider society which is key to tackling loneliness and isolation in later years.’
Since 2008, Adlington has launched 17 communities across the North West, Yorkshire, Wales and the Midlands. With its 18th community set to open in Wylde Green, Sutton Coldfield in February, the business will provide 647 new homes over the next three years.