Over 55's

Waterton Green is an innovative, 116-home retirement development for over 55's, just outside Wakefield.

Winning Gold at the 2020 What House? Awards for Best Retirement Development, this superb estate applies an ethical approach to age-inclusive living for those on a fixed income.

A mix of single-storey, two and three-bedroom bungalows, houses and luxury apartments, the development is part of the LIFEstyle brand from leading energy and services company Engie.

Block Management UK were hugely impressed by Engie and its commitment to the wellbeing of its customers and were delighted when given the opportunity to work with them.

BMUK manage the maintenance and upkeep of all communal areas on the estate, including the library, café and residents lounge and allotments, as well as supporting LIFEstyle to deliver its services on site.

A community feel

Among the community-centred initiatives at Waterton Green is a dementia-friendly community hub, housing a library, beauty and wellness rooms, and a shared communal area with tea and food-making facilities. The site also includes ten allotment plots, perfect for green-fingered residents.

From arranging social events such as Christmas parties, meet-your-neighbour events, baking or cooking classes, Engie also creates opportunities for younger people in the community to socialise with residents.

The development?s community hub features a LIFEstyle Assistant, who is there to help customers access the help and advice they need to support independent living, including assistance with modifications to homes as residents move into older age.

Block Management UK support the work of the LIFEstyle assistant, helping to procure and provide quotations for the materials and services they need.

We ensure the estate is managed effectively, so Engie can concentrate on looking after its customers.Engie also work with partners to offer a Care-Link, providing customers with peace of mind they can raise an alert 24 hours a day on a variety of devices. In addition, the site is protected by an extensive CCTV system for the safety and security of residents.

Care ready

The developer?s dedication to housing those on a fixed income has not come at the expense of innovation, with the 'care ready? homes able to be adjusted as the needs of the customer change.The properties also have the ability to quickly add a wall or to be equipped with a through-floor lift, with minimal disruption to those living there.

Homes are equipped with interchangeable level kitchen worktops and can be fit with a single transfer hoist from bedroom to bathroom to aid with mobility issues.

Waterton Green is soon launching the UK?s first automated EV car share service, offering affordably priced vehicle access by the hour to help avoid social isolation.

Block Management UK is delighted to be managing this superbly designed site on behalf of Engie and LIFEstyle.

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