A NEW housing development featuring 44 apartments has opened in Wooburn Green.

The 44 one, two and three bedroom homes are exclusively for the over 60s and are located in Wooburn Bales on the River Wye in Buckinghamshire

Independent later-living developer, Pegasus celebrated the new apartments with a grand launch event attended by Buckinghamshire Councillor Stuart Wilson.

A plaque was officially unveiled to mark the new development followed by a cake cutting. 

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Prospective buyers were able to enjoy a tour of the community and available homes and socialise with current residents.

Local cafe Dolce Vita supplied drinks and nibbles and guests enjoyed listening to music from local harpist, Julia Read.

Regional Managing Director at Pegasus Chris Powell said: “Wooburn Bales forms part of our wider ambition to create much-needed, high-quality homes that redefine what independent later-living can look like.

"Our passion is providing comfortable and supportive communities where people can enjoy the next chapter of their life and develop new interests and friendships, ensuring health and vitality through activity and companionship.

"It is crucial that our developments knit themselves into the surrounding community so that they provide a positive contribution to the socio-economic health of a region."

The retirement complex welcomed its first residents in August and 50 per cent of homes are already sold or reserved.

Wooburn Bales' design has been inspired by the rich industrial history of Victorian paper mills once renowned in the area.

Inside there are shared spaces to relax including a communal lounge, social kitchen and landscaped gardens.

Wooburn Bales also features a guest suite for friends and family to stay over and a dedicated Lifehost who is embedded in the community to make life as relaxing, carefree and enjoyable as possible.  

Stuart Wilson, Buckinghamshire Councillor comments: “I am delighted to have officially launched Wooburn Bales and would like to thank Pegasus for this important addition to our community.

"I was involved in the construction stage of the development, and it has been a pleasure to collaborate with the team on this journey.

"We’re aware of the positive role that specialist later-living developments can play in terms of local housing markets, given they help free-up existing homes as people downsize to more suitable accommodation.

"I look forward to returning to the community and getting to know the residents on a more personal level.”