Last month, work began on Brio Retirement Living’s first property, a Campbell bungalow at the heart of the growing town of Chapelton in Aberdeenshire.

The fresh and modern property will be the first in Brio’s first retirement village. Built by in-house contractor Zero C and due for completion this spring – the property will act as a show home for people to get a closer look at the homes and explore retirement living.

Buildings can now be seen springing up across the Chapelton site, with work now underway on 15 cottages and the hilltop apartment block offering coastal views. The 94 properties will form an extension to the existing town of Chapelton, as the village’s first neighbourhood; Cairnhill.

Brio Retirement Living is a new provider of accommodation, lifestyle and care services, launched by Places for People last year. Offering a fresh take on retirement villages and lifestyles, the intuitive, high-quality homes are all set in a traditional community environment.

Bringing our vision to life

Karl Hallows, Director of Development and Sales at Brio Retirement Living said,

“Work is progressing well at Brio Chapelton and it’s great to see the village taking shape and integrating into the existing community at Chapelton.

“We’re looking forward to work starting on the community spaces such as the Community Hub, Slate & Grain brasserie, and smaller areas like the lawn and the growing garden, as these will really bring our vision to life for village residents.”

Retirement villages

Elsewhere, Brio will be opening a new sales suite at its second retirement village in Stow-on-the-Wold, over Easter weekend this year.

This will be followed by a third retirement village in Poundbury, the first phase of which is due for completion in Autumn 2019. Planning permission is also being sought for further developments at Chester, Buckingham, Southampton and Woodford throughout the year.

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