Competing with schemes right across the country, Quayside won the bronze award for ‘Best Retirement Development’.
The WhatHouse? judges praised the project commenting: “With its contemporary and stylish good looks, the development for over 55s is light years away from the stereotype of a retirement complex.” The judges also credited the fact that the development includes 30 shared ownership apartments and 30 for affordable rent.
WhatHouse? also recognised the project for its views over the Dart Valley, the abundance of natural light throughout, tasteful décor, ‘handsome’ communal gardens and terraces and secure entry system.
Facilities include a bistro, which is also open to the public, a hairdressing salon, meeting and activity rooms and a pamper suite where residents can arrange haircuts, manicures and beauty treatments. All facilities were designed to create a real sense of community.
Quayside not only offers a beautiful place to live, but was built and decorated using dementia friendly design.
The ‘Extra Care’ aspect of the scheme means that residents can remain independent in their homes with the knowledge that there is 24/7 staff presence, and individual care needs are catered for.
Opening the scheme in June, local MP Dr Sarah Wollaston said: “This kind of supported living changes lives and I’m delighted to see Quayside accessible to the community and hear so many positive stories from residents.”
The award was presented at a ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Friday 16 November, which was hosted by Jack Whitehall and Gabby Logan.
To find out more about Quayside, call 0300 456 0522 or visit The Guinness Homes website.