Later Living

23 / 08 / 2023

Later Living by Lovell has unveiled its brand-new housing development overlooking the picturesque Deepdale Nature Reserve in Scarborough.

Innovatively and exclusively designed for those aged 55 and over, Sandcastles offers a completely fresh approach to age exclusive living.  The development features a mix of spaciously built and beautifully styled two and three-bedroom bungalows, cottage apartments, chalet bungalows and houses, all of which have been designed to suit a range of individual lifestyle aspirations and budgets.

Sandcastle’s was officially opened by The Chairman of North Yorkshire County Council Councilor David Ireton. Speaking about the development he said: “Sandcastles offers a ground breaking solution for people in later life in Scarborough and is testament to the boundless possibilities that arise when creativity and collaboration come together. The commitment from Later Living by Lovell to build aspirational and adaptable housing for an aging population is plain to see and this development is a celebration of the remarkable talents and abilities of their team. Sandcastles is undoubtedly set to have a positive impact on many people’s lives.”

Revolutionising housing options for individuals in later life, the Later Living by Lovell unique approach to home design provides a highly desirable yet practical choice for would-be ‘last-time buyers’.  All properties incorporate appropriate fixtures and fittings for later life, with adaptable ‘hidden’ features, allowing homes to be easily altered without the need and expense of major works as individual needs change, providing an ideal solution for those looking to move with one eye on the future.

Standard designs offer a high quality finish, wider doors and easily accessible kitchen storage and include innovative hidden features such as easy ‘knockout’ panels, anchor points and additional electric points, enabling rooms to be easily reconfigured if more spacious access is required. Alternative drainage infrastructure is also in place, enabling bathrooms to be easily converted into wet rooms should the need arise.  The community at Sandcastles Middle Deepdale also benefit from level-access allowing for easy movement both in and out of the properties.

Alongside structural features, discreet home monitoring and assistive technology via intelligent sensors and fixtures can be easily added into the homes when taking advantage of the smart technology options that are on offer in all house designs. This technology also provides intelligent lighting, heating and window dressings, all programmed to the individual’s choice for them to easily control whilst home or away.

Paula Broadbent, Managing Director, Later Living by Lovell, said: “We are thrilled our flagship Sandcastles development is now open and cannot wait to share our beautiful homes with our customers.

“There is a huge demand for appropriate housing in Scarborough that is suitable for later life and the properties at Sandcastles offer an ideal solution for people to have peace of mind when considering the next move.  We pride ourselves in designing homes through our customers eyes, incorporating a range of design features that provide the reassurance that no matter what life holds in the future, their home will flex with their needs.

“Our aim is to create a community where like-minded people live peacefully alongside the existing and developing community of multi-generational housing, extra care housing and brand-new school, in homes which boast a modern and aspirational lifelong design. The development is a culmination of decades of experience and valuable insights and fulfils our commitment to offer customers the choice, control and peace of mind they expect. We are looking forward to seeing a genuine sense of community being created and nurtured at Sandcastles.”

Properties at Sandcastles are available for sale on a freehold basis with no management fees, no hidden charges, and no building covenants applicable, other than the requirement of being aged 55 or over to live in the homes.