An impressive new dementia-friendly scheme for affordable rent for those aged 55 or over, in the beautiful county of Devon.

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Quayside, Totnes


Mitchell Architects

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Tenure of homes

Affordable Rent and Shared Ownership



Quayside offers a beautiful place to live overlooking the River Dart. With 30 apartments for affordable rent to those already living in the area, and a further 30 available through shared ownership, Quayside offers a great opportunity for both those in the local community and those looking to start a new home in the beautiful Devon countryside. Built and decorated using dementia-friendly design features, Quayside’s facilities include spa assisted bathrooms, landscaped communal gardens, a bistro and a hairdressing salon; both of which are also open to the public.

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“Wow, what a lovely place, offering local residents the opportunity to continue to live in the South Hams in their later years, with good quality care and support” – Councillor Hilary Bastone

Eager to move into their new home before the official launch, some Quayside residents have already been there for a few weeks. Residents have spoken warmly about how much they’re enjoying the facilities and the attentiveness of onsite staff, which is helping them to live more independently.

Watch: We spoke to a few of Quayside’s newest residents to find out how it has transformed their lives and helped them to enjoy more freedom and start new friendships.

What’s great about Quayside?

We’re helping to build a community within Quayside through an inclusive social activities programme, and helping residents connect with each other using an innovative in-room video calling system. At the touch of a button residents can speak to family and friends – as well as each other – putting connectivity and community at the heart of life at Quayside.

This technology also allows residents to see visitors before opening their front door, as well as connecting them to onsite staff in the event of an emergency, assuring residents’ security and safety while maintaining their independence.

This impressive development has also won two awards:

  • LABC South West Regional Award for Best Large Commercial Building 2018
  • Devon Building Control Building Excellence Awards 2018 for Best Specialist Residential

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Quayside’s ‘Extra Care’ service helps residents to maintain their independence in their homes with the knowledge that there are trained staff available onsite 24 hours a day.

Our trained teams understand the support needs of everyone are different, which is why at Quayside they work with each resident to build a care and support plan that provides the right level of support while still helping to maintain their independence and freedom.

Are you interested?

Quayside offers one and two-bedroom apartments which are available now to accommodate people over 55 with a range of support needs..  For more information or to arrange a visit, just go to www.guinnesshomes.co.uk/totnes or call 0300 456 0522.