Renaissance’s plans for retirement apartments in Crowthorne gets green light

An opportunity to provide a much needed development for independent retirement living in Crowthorne has been given the green light by Bracknell Forest planners.

Renaissance Retirement will now re-develop the site of two houses on Dukes Ride, Crowthorne with an architect-designed development of 32 sheltered retirement apartments. There will be secure parking for 31 cars.

The scheme will provide homes for independent senior living compromising spacious one and two bedroom luxury apartments, an owners' drawing room, basement parking and a guest suite.

The building work will start early in the summer with a grand opening likely to be in early 2018.

Robert Taylor, managing director of Renaissance Retirement, said: "This is great news – for Renaissance Retirement and Crowthorne village. We believe we have a fantastic scheme that will make the people of Crowthorne proud. We have been working very closely with the officers on this scheme and have designed a scheme that will sit comfortably within a mature landscaped setting.

"We have identified a significant demand for independent retirement housing in Crowthorne and from local people wanting to downsize our proposed apartments.

"The simple fact is that people are looking increasingly at this form of housing as part of their retirement plans. From the number of people who have requested more information on our site we are confident we have the right product and location."

Peter Tanner, planning director at Renaissance Retirement said: "Our research and experience tells us people like to buy modern, well designed apartments with all the latest building enhancements which is also re-enforced by the number of enquiries we have already received."

Peter added: "The site is perfect for people who live in and around Crowthorne. It is located within an easy level walk of the local shops. It is ideal for retired people looking to downsize and will free up over under occupied homes in the area which are much needed in the second hand housing stock. It will also bring investment into the town through local tradesman employed on site."