Mayor of Christchurch visits Renaissance Retirement’s Fleur-de-Lis retirement development

The Mayor of Christchurch, Councillor Frederick Neale, took a VIP tour of Renaissance Retirement’s landmark new development in Christchurch.

Directors from the Ringwood-based retirement company showed the mayor around the Fleur-de-Lis development which is situated between the high street and Druitt Gardens.

Fleur-de-Lis has been built on the site of the town’s old Cornfactor building which was originally the central hub of the district’s corn market dating back to the 1800s.

The mayor was particularly impressed with the glazed links which afford beautiful views of Druitt Gardens and the high street and high specification that home owners can expect. Features include fully integrated Neff appliances throughout, granite work tops with Ovolo mouldings, luxury showers with digitallycontrolled thermostats, Premium Villeroy Boch sanitaryware and Porcelanosa wall and floor tiles.

“I’m very impressed with the overall look and feel of Fleur-de-Lis. Despite the loss of a heritage building, I’m pleased to see that Renaissance Retirement has used some of the existing bricks of the old Cornfactor building in the current development as well as aspects of its design. Renaissance has built a development that now links the high street with Druitt Gardens.”

Renaissance Retirement development director, Nick Watkins, added: “We are delighted to welcome the mayor of Christchurch to Fleur-de-Lis and thank him for his time in his busy schedule.”

Fleur-de-Lis’ perfect location is at the heart of the company’s collection of 26 new retirement apartments located to the rear of Christchurch High Street, overlooking Druitt Gardens. The apartments will provide luxurious living spaces ideally suited for downsizers looking to maintain a quality standard of independent living in the region.

The building itself has also been conscientiously designed to preserve the view of the stunning 19th century spire of the Christchurch Christian Centre.  In order to achieve its vision of preserving this heritage view,

Renaissance Retirement has removed two units from the centre of the building and replaced them with a glazed link through which the church spire is visible from Druitt Gardens. 

The development comprises 1 and 2 bedroom luxury retirement apartments, and many featuring private balconies as well as a sumptuous Owners' Lounge and Guest Suite. 

Nick Watkins added: “If it is luxury and location people are looking for we have the perfect site. Backing on to the thriving Christchurch high street and within easy reach of all the stunning amenities and attractions the New Forest has to offer, our luxury apartments with their high specifications will be hard to beat.

Owners will also benefit from a dedicated Concierge, who will deal with the day to day running of the development whilst also helping to assist with those small jobs such as simply changing a light bulb or helping to carry the shopping to your front door.

Renaissance Retirement was handpicked by HRH Prince of Wales to build the first ever retirement development at Poundbury, Dorchester in the 1990s, and has an enviable reputation for quality build and finishes.

Prices start from £275,000 for a 1 bedroom apartment and £425,000 for a 2 bedroom apartment.

Caption: left to right: Development Director of Renaissance Retirement Nick Watkins, with the Mayor of Christchurch, Councillor Frederick Neale