Retirement home boost for Cleckheaton town centre

Retirement home boost for Cleckheaton town centre

CLECKHEATON councillors have marked the start of construction at a new retirement living development in the town.

Coun Kath Pinnock and fellow Lib-Dems Andrew Pinnock and John Lawson joined McCarthy and Stone’s senior marketing executive Laura Wigglesworth at Brooke Dene Court off Serpentine Road to explore development plans and perform a brick-laying ceremony to officially celebrate the start of construction.

When complete, Brooke Dene Court will consist of a collection of one- and two-bedroom apartments, specially designed for those aged 60 and over. 

Apartments will be available to reserve off plan in January 2019, with the first homeowners expected to move in the summer. 

Baroness Pinnock said: “It was a pleasure to visit the site of McCarthy and Stone’s newest development, Brooke Dene Court, and to mark the start of construction there.

“The plans for the build look fantastic and it’s hugely exciting that construction is now under way. I’m sure future homeowners will be very happy with the development.”

Built on a derelict site close to the town centre, opposite the Tesco supermarket, Brooke Dene Court will feature a homeowners’ lounge for socialising, landscaped gardens and a guest suite for family and friends who may wish to visit. 

A dedicated house manager will take care of the day-to-day running of the development; and a security entrance system and 24-hour emergency call points provide added peace of mind for homeowners and their families.

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