Retirement complex to hold open days

A show flat for North Tyneside Living. Picture by Julian Leigh Kenyon.
A show flat for North Tyneside Living. Picture by Julian Leigh Kenyon.
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A retirement complex is holding a special two-day open event.

Potential residents are being invited to look around Moorcroft, a state-of-the-art retirement complex in Annitsford, following a multi-million pound makeover by North Tyneside Council as part of its £300m North Tyneside Living project.

The open days take place on Thursday, January 28, from 11am to 7pm and Saturday, January 30, from 10am to 2pm.

Coun John Harrison, cabinet member with responsibility for housing, said: “We are very pleased with the North Tyneside Living project and all the feedback we have had.

“Moorcroft Court, like all the other complexes we’re developing, is contemporary and inviting – and it is proving a popular choice with people looking for retirement accommodation.

“The apartments are so different to traditional sheltered accommodation; they’re contemporary and stylish but also thoughtfully and sensitively adapted to make life easier for tenants.”

“I’d really encourage people to attend one of the open events – our new team of friendly and helpful staff will be there to welcome the public, show them around and answer any questions they may have.”

Moorcroft includes 28 one-bedroom and four two-bedroom apartments as well as a therapy room/beauty salon, communal living space, a guest apartment where family and friends can stay, and there are organised activities and outings for those who wish to take part.

Weekly rent includes heating and water costs, building and garden maintenance, Wi-Fi, plus the services of a housing officer.

Anyone unable to make one of the events, a show apartment is available to view at other times, by appointment.

The North Tyneside Living homes are available for those aged over 60.

For more information, visit www.northtyneside.gov.uk or call 0345 2000 102.