The LIFEstyle by Engie team is excited to announce that work is due to begin on its latest bespoke housing development for over the 55s this Spring. ‘Sandpipers’ is the second LIFEstyle development, and is to be located on the beautiful North Yorkshire coastline, within a stone’s throw of the iconic seaside town of Scarborough.

 

The £20million development will welcome 108 two-three-bedroom bungalows, houses and luxury apartments, due for completion in 2023. And, with the option to include spacious wet rooms, effortlessly removable walls and a through-floor lift, LIFEstyle by Engie housing gives its customers the option to re-design the layout and functionality of their home – ensuring the property is perfectly customised to meet individual needs, both now and for years to come.

 

As part of this bespoke new community, residents will also have access to an on-site club house and additional amenities, including gardening and domestic services, window cleaning and even dog walking! The introduction of this latest LIFEstyle by ENGIE development in the Scarborough Borough is also expected to help to ease pressure on the NHS and social care budget, by providing the right type of age exclusive housing to local residents, enhancing the long-term quality of life for LIFEstyle by Engie customers and promoting independence.

 

Moya Jones, Sales and Marketing Director for LIFEstyle by ENGIE, explains: “The majority of housing stock in the uk, is simply not designed for old age; this creates wider housing and social care issues. There is a generation of over 55s, approaching retirement many with children that have flown the nest, whom are finding themselves living in large family homes that are too big or expensive to run and inappropriate for those with declining health or mobility issues. We know from our own research that this generation is willing to move for the right product, but with such heavy focus on building for first time buyers, it is obvious that viable and appealing options are lacking for over 55s.  

 

“Our LIFEstyle developments are built with future proofing in mind. We want to enhance the long-term quality of life for our customers, promoting independence and making the most of their retirement. We are delighted Scarborough Borough Council has taken this huge step forward by investing in the over 55 market and we hope further local authorities across the UK will start to follow suit.” 

 

Future residents of the Sandpipers development will be able to enjoy having both the great Yorkshire coastline and the North York Moors within easy access, along with excellent public transport links to make the three-mile journey to nearby Scarborough.

 

For more information on the development contact the team today!