Brio Retirement Living is making great progress on its latest retirement community, in the stunning Cotswold town of Stow-on-the-Wold.

This summer, a sod-cutting ceremony marked the official start of construction work on site. During the event, Karl Hallows, director of development and sales at Brio Retirement Living and construction contractor Stepnell’s Regional Director, Chris Faulkner, broke ground on the modern retirement community, following the completion of initial groundwork.

Once complete the development in Stow, which will be Brio’s second site, will feature a mixture of 106 new homes made up of one, two and three-bedroom apartments and two and three-bedroom bungalows. The first phase of the village is due for completion in summer 2019.

A truly thriving community

Karl Hallows, director of development and sales, Brio Retirement Living, said “It is our aim to build not just housing for retirees, but a truly thriving community that serves as a comfortable, enjoyable and inspiring alternative to traditional retirement living. We recognise Stow is already a desirable place to live for many people of all ages and we are keeping that in mind as the site progresses.”

In August, Brio also sponsored the inaugural Cotswold Festival of motoring; a celebration of classic, vintage and super cars in Bourton-on-the-Water. Organised by the Rotary Club of the North Cotswolds, the event raised a combined £4,000 for its chosen charities; Midlands Air Ambulance, Sue Ryder Leckhampton Hospice, NSPCC and Canine Partners, as well as The Cotswold School whose grounds the event was held on.

Inspiring alternative to retirement living

The Brio sales team, led by sales manager Amy Deehan, is based in The Square on Stow high street, and has undergone a recruitment drive to deal with the growing number of customer enquiries.

Amy Deehan, sales manager at Brio Retirement Living, said “This is an important event for the families and visitors in the area, a community that we as a local business are dedicated to supporting. We’re pleased to have been able to support this event and raise money for such worthy causes. The charity and the services they provide in the area are invaluable and it is our responsibility to ensure they have the backing and funds to change people’s lives.”

On completion, homeowners at Brio’s community in Stow will have access to a wide range of facilities and communal areas set in beautiful landscaped gardens. These include an exercise trail, raised bed gardens, Brio’s brasserie and bar Slate & Grain, a purpose-built social space for hobbies and pastimes, club lounge, fitness suite and spa and a BBQ area. A shuttle bus will also be available for shopping trips and excursions.

For more information on Brio Stow, please contact the local sales team on 01242 801 996.

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