Boost To Canalside Regeneration

Local retirement living company Adlington has completed a new development, 'The Bridges' on Buxton Road in Macclesfield, and local MP, David Rutley, visited to see the properties and learn more about the company's investment in Macclesfield, which has contributed to the regeneration of the canal-side area in this part of the town.

Located on previously derelict land that had been occupied by a garage, the 62-property development consists of 1, 2 or 3-bedroom apartments, on the banks of the Macclesfield Canal, nearby to shops and other amenities, on formerly unused land. David was pleased to see the clear improvements at this previously derelict site. He was given an extensive tour of the apartments by Dr Ed Gladman, Managing Director of Adlington Retirement Living, seeing for himself how they have been designed to focus on meeting the needs of the development's older residents, enabling them to live independently. This includes the installation of wider doors and hallways to facilitate access, and wet rooms.

David was also shown around some of the extensive communal facilities provided at The Bridges, which includes: a homeowner lounge; restaurant and commercial kitchen providing freshly prepared dishes on a daily basis, with full table service; a hairdressing salon and therapy room; assisted bathroom; and mobility scooter and bicycle store, as well as landscaped gardens and grounds, with communal summer house. Dr Gladman explained that there is 24-hour on-site support available for residents, if required, with additional, tailored nursing care provided on request.

Dr Gladman informed David that Macclesfield's location on the edge of the beautiful Peak District National Park, its good transport links, rich heritage, and wide array of dynamic local businesses made it an ideal location for the company to invest in.

Commenting, Dr Gladman said, “Adlington’s vision is to empower our older generation to live a long, happy and healthy life. By creating safe and secure environments - with active communities, extensive facilities, and spacious, quality homes - we provide a new opportunity to enjoy retirement with a new perspective”.

Speaking after his visit, David said, "I am grateful to Dr Gladman for showing me around The Bridges and was impressed to see the range of facilities available for residents to enjoy. It is positive that Adlington has made this investment in our town, helping to diversify housing stock, regenerating this land adjacent to the Macclesfield Canal, and supporting the local economy at the same time."