Regeneration specialist completes second phase of retirement village

Regeneration specialist Vistry Partnerships West Midlands has recently completed and handed over its twelfth project with the ExtraCare Charitable Trust.

Earlsdon Park Village in Coventry opened in 2016 and is currently home to more than 350 older people, offering a range of social and leisure facilities.

The village is located in the Earlsdon area of Coventry, on the site of the former Butts Technical College.

The area also includes a refurbished theatre, Premier Inn, food store and café.

Vistry Partnerships has now completed phase two of the project, adding 60 one and two bed apartments along with further communal living space for the wider village. The first residents moved in during November.

James Warrington, divisional managing director, said: “We have extensive experience designing and constructing extra care schemes and we’re very pleased to have worked successfully in partnership again with the ExtraCare Charitable Trust. This is our 12th scheme together, and it has been even more challenging because of the existing live village adjacent. I would like to personally thank all of the staff and residents for their patience and support during the build and hope they enjoy the further space, more facilities and additional community the new apartments will bring.

“As one of the country’s leading regeneration specialists we recognise the need to support our partners to build homes across all tenures, particularly homes and care services for older people. I wish all the residents a happy and joyful time in their new homes.”

Hardev Thandy, head of growth and construction at the ExtraCare Charitable Trust, said: “As a registered charity, we exist to create better lives for older people, so we are delighted that the handover of phase two of our Earlsdon Park Village from Vistry Partnerships has completed. This will enable us to offer more older people in Coventry a secure and comfortable home. We very much look forward to welcoming our new residents and hope they will enjoy a fulfilling lifestyle as part of the village’s already vibrant community.”