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What are the new homes being built in Sherborne by the A30?

Retirement complex in Sherborne

It’s been the talk of the town and now the first stage of Platinum Skies Sherborne is being launched. An exciting open weekend is taking place on October 23-25, at the new retirement living village situated at the top of Horsecastles Road and the A30.

Visitors can visit a beautiful show home, where initially just ten brand-new Georgian-style two and three-bedroom detached, semi-detached and terraced houses are being released. Situated on the edge of town, on the site of the former Sherborne Hotel, Platinum Skies Sherborne is an exclusive retirement village that embraces a real community spirit.

Places are limited and booking essential to enjoy a safe visit. Interest and demand for the new, affordable homes is expected to be high.

Prices start from £230,000 and the new homes are available as part of a unique shared ownership and home exchange service. Platinum Skies work in partnership with a government body, Homes England to deliver affordable and regulated housing.

Platinum Skies Sherborne is aimed squarely at those over-55 who are fed-up with the usual isolated locations and high costs of average retirement developments. When fully complete the site will offer 37 detached, semi-detached and terraced houses and 82 apartments.

Its on-site facilities include a bistro and bar, residents lounge and both activity and treatment rooms. A boutique hotel will also be on-site which will feature its own treatment rooms and restaurant that residents are able to enjoy.

The grounds will be landscaped to provide accessible pathways, seating areas and courtyard gardens. Many of the properties offer excellent views of the Dorset countryside.

Each of the two and three-bedroom Sherborne houses now on the market have been carefully designed with resident independence at the forefront. The open-plan homes are flooded with natural light and the kitchens and bathrooms have all been equipped with the latest in low-maintenance, energy-efficient technology.

Retirement complex construction workers in Sherborne

As with all Platinum Skies homes, there is an on-site lifestyle manager helping to build a dynamic community as well as offering support to each of the residents. Platinum Skies are committed to long-term partnerships with their buyers, whatever support or care may be required.

We’re proud and excited to be in Sherborne. Alongside our partners Homes England, we are delivering the multi-million-pound provision of affordable housing with our retirement living development. This is a huge investment into the local economy and indicative of our confidence in Sherborne itself. The site will bring many benefits to retirees and our dedicated team have worked hard to maintain construction progress, despite the challenges of lockdown and COVID driven operating constraints.

Oliver Hunter, Head of Construction at AHH

Despite the lockdown, progress has continued on the construction of Platinum Skies Sherborne retirement village. This is testament to the dedication and commitment of Platinum Skies parent company, the Affordable Housing and Healthcare Group.

We’re in the heart of Sherborne and will create an environment that feels less like retirement and more of a lifestyle choice. Our society faces huge pressures on how we house, care and fund the retired. We feel privileged that we’ll be able to play such a key role in the community.

As with all Platinum Skies homes, there will be an on-site Lifestyle Manager helping to build a vibrant environment, as well as offering support to each of the homeowners. This has been vital at other Platinum Skies locations during the lockdown, where we’ve delivered socially distanced events, free care parcels and daily emotional support. We now look forward to bringing this high-standard of retirement living to Sherborne.

David Hines, Chief Operating Officer at Platinum Skies
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