Construction to start in 4 – 6 weeks as… 52 luxury retirement apartments coming soon to the centre of Romsey

Hampshire based Renaissance Retirement has been granted planning permission on one of the most significant development sites in Romsey. Luxury retirement property company, based in Ringwood, has secured consent on the former council offices on Dutton Road. Construction is planned to start in February 2015.

With Renaissance’s heritage dating back to the first retirement apartments at HRH Prince of Wales’ flagship Poundbury development in Dorchester, the 52 apartments will provide luxurious living spaces ideally suited for downsizers looking to maintain a quality standard of independent living.

The luxury apartments, to be called Fleur de Lis Romsey, will comprise spacious 1 and 2 bedroom apartments, some featuring stylish mezzanine floor spaces, together with a sumptuous owners' lounge and guest suite. It is anticipated that the build will start in September and the show complex will open in February 2015.

Renaissance Retirement has already received considerable interest during the consultation stages and it is easy to see why. The development is located in the centre of Romsey, within minutes of the High Street, whilst the attractions of neighbouring Southampton and Winchester are easily accessible via regular bus services.

Noticing a demand for luxury retirement housing in the region, Renaissance Retirement design, build and manage luxury retirement developments, with communal areas meticulously cleaned and maintained to ensure a level of comfort that one would expect in a 4 star hotel.

Nick Watkins, Development Director at Renaissance Retirement, said: “We have acquired a superbly located site which will offer a degree of unrivalled luxury for retirement property within Romsey. We are already experiencing a high level of demand from the local community, as you would expect from a high street development, as well as those from further afield. We would urge people to register their interest for more information.”

He added: “Our first ever development was located in HRH Prince Charles’ prestigious town in Poundbury, and we are very proud of our roots. We strive to build developments that people aspire to live in.”

Robert Taylor, Managing Director, said: “We are obviously delighted with this successful outcome. It was a very competitive bidding process and we know we were up against some of the best known names in retirement living in the UK, but we came out on top. I’d like to thank our planners Tanner & Tilley and Aspire Architects, as well as the council for approving such an exciting scheme that meets the living needs of local people.

“The number and proportion of the very elderly population within the district is projected to increase substantially over the next two decades. Sheltered housing is designed to provide for the needs of older people and the majority of its occupiers originate from within a four mile radius. Typically our owners will be moving from larger, under occupied properties, thereby benefiting local housing supply by freeing up family homes.”

Renaissance Retirement has made its name in the South of England, initially at Poundbury and most recently in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. There are exciting plans for new developments under way all over the South including sites in Christchurch and Paignton.

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