The official opening of Hughenden Gardens Retirement Village is to take place on Tuesday 25th September 2018.
The £54.5m retirement village opens as part of a development programme between retirement charity The ExtraCare Charitable Trust and with Buckinghamshire County Council and Wycombe District Council. A contribution of £1.4m was provided by Homes England through the Department of Health and Social Care;s Care and Support Specialised Housing Fund.
The village will be officially opened on Tuesday 25th September 2018 by residents Pamela and Bryan Walker, Cllr Netta Glover, Chairman at Buckinghamshire County Council and Cllr Tony Green, Chairman at Wycombe District Council.
During summer more than 120 older people have moved into Hughenden Gardens Village with apartments available for outright sale, shared ownership and rent.
The retirement village has 260 one and two bed apartments and is set across approximately five acres. Facilities include a bar and bistro, village hall, IT suite, hair and beauty salon, gym and shop.
ExtraCare Charitable Trust Chief Executive, Mick Laverty, said: ‘As a charity we’re proud that our villages support older people with a diverse mix of interests, circumstances and health needs. We’re pleased to be offering the new residents at Hughenden Gardens Village a secure and comfortable home, with care if they need it. It’s a new kind of retirement living where older people, and their friends and family can enjoy a fulfilling lifestyle as part of a vibrant community.‘
Mrs Netta Glover, Chairman of Buckinghamshire County Council, said: ‘It is a truly wonderful development. It offers the opportunity to enjoy a fulfilling and interesting life in one’s later years. I am really looking forward to the opening ceremony.‘
Cllr Steve Broadbent, Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Regeneration at Wycombe District Council will be at the opening. He said: ‘It’s really exciting to see Hughenden Gardens now officially open and to know that already many residents have moved in to make this their new home.
This new ExtraCare village is a key part of the council’s vision to bring people and jobs back to this site.
I’d like to wish a really warm welcome everyone who has chosen Hughenden Garden Village to be their new home and congratulate ExtraCare on investing in this site and in High Wycombe.‘
A short internal fly through of Hughenden Gardens Village can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6O-0k-xWHs8.
Further information on the Hughenden Gardens Village is available on the ExtraCare website.