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MP talks retirement housing on Wantage development visit

With housing high on the public agenda, Renaissance Retirement took the opportunity to host a visit from local MP, Ed Vaizey, at its completed development in Church Street, Wantage last week.

The specialist retirement housebuilder completed its redevelopment of the former magistrates' court site with 32 one and two bedroom apartments in November 2017. Over 50 percent of the apartments within the scheme have now been sold.

After being given a tour of the development by Chris Wotton, marketing director at Renaissance, Mr Vaizey was introduced to two sets of couples who have moved in over recent months.

Over afternoon tea, owners Keith and Jenny Diment spoke to Mr Vaizey about their experience of moving, the reasons behind their decisions to purchase an apartment within this scheme and the lifestyle they now have. The conversation moved on to the role that retirement housing plays in the wider housing market with the MP also taking the time to discuss some of wider industry matters and issues of relevance to the business at present.

Jenny Diment told the MP: "It's wonderful. We are very happy. It's exactly what we needed at this stage of our lives. We have only been here a short while but it feels like home already."

Ed commented: "I was delighted to visit this scheme and see how happy and settled residents were. I look forward to visiting again soon to meet more constituents and to hear how they are getting on."

Chris Wotton added: "It was great to show Ed around our scheme, introduce him to a couple of our owners as well as to talk to him about our business. Our owners thoroughly enjoyed speaking to their MP and we really valued the chance to highlight the wide ranging benefits that retirement housing delivers from improved health and wellbeing through to the release of existing housing stock."

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