Landmark extra care housing scheme
The Lord Mayor of Manchester, Councillor Eddy Newman, officially launched Wythenshawe Community Housing Group’s (WCHG) landmark development, Village 135, on 5 June.
With 24 hour on-site extra care provision, residents of the 135 apartments can also benefit from the onsite beauty salon, spa and therapy room, bistro, landscaped sensory gardens and luxurious communal areas for relaxing and spending time with family or friends.
Village 135 promotes a full and active lifestyle for residents, who can participate in a range of activities designed to enrich their lifestyle, build friendships and provide new skills.
These new modern, energy-efficient homes provide a mixed tenure of 66 apartments for affordable rent, 39 apartments for shared ownership and 30 apartments for outright sale.
Village 135, offers residents independent living in their own two-bedroom apartments designed to meet full mobility and access in line with the Lifetime Homes design criteria, while ensuring that living spaces are flexible in design to adapt to future needs.
The Lord Mayor of Manchester, Councillor Eddy Newman, said: “I’m absolutely delighted to open Village 135 today and to have the opportunity to see this landmark development in Wythenshawe. The new facility will provide specialised housing to suit the needs of older people, helping them maintain their independence, while the development will also create new, local job opportunities. This development is a fantastic addition to the Wythenshawe community and to south Manchester.”
Nigel Wilson, Group Chief Executive of WCHG, said, “I would like to thank everyone who has been involved on the Village135 development. This fantastic landmark scheme is so much more than just housing. It’s a vibrant new community that could only be achieved through partnership working. It’s great to see this in practice through our new partnership with The Manchester College, whose students now work as part of the community facilities that are on offer here.”
Lisa O'Loughlin, Principal of The Manchester College, said: "Since our Wythenshawe campus first opened in 2010, we have offered a wide range of courses for school leavers and adults. We are always pleased to support our neighbours and Wythenshawe Community Housing Group's Village 135 is a landmark development - delivering extra care support for the over-55s - in the heart of the community.”
Mavis Thomson, a new resident said. “I’ve lived in Wythenshawe all my life and I think this place is beautiful. We are all getting to know each other. It’s better than any hotel I’ve ever stayed in. I’ve settled in better than I expected.”
Peter Mackie, another new resident said, “I moved here from a four bedroom house. I like everything here, all the facilities. I’ve made new friends and I know everybody really.”