Plans submitted for ‘unique’ retirement community near Aberdeen

PLANS have been submitted to create an active retirement community on the outskirts of Aberdeen, which has been tipped to provide a ‘unique’ model of independent age-related lifestyle with ‘discrete’ care alongside nursing home facilities.

The development in Milltimber at Binghill House will feature cottages and apartments as well as a nursing home. The development will allow active seniors and those who require discrete care to live alongside each other.

Halliday Fraser Munro has submitted the plans to Aberdeen City Council on behalf of a client.

The development has been designed for the over 60s who seek an active lifestyle where they can build care and support packages to suit their needs as they age. For those requiring higher levels of care, the on-site nursing home will be available. The plans include a shop, while shared community facilities include new allotments.

David Halliday, MD of Halliday Fraser Munro said, “This is a unique project and the low rise, low impact design of the development respects the surrounding landscape. Properties will be located amongst the mature trees. Pedestrian movement will be prioritised throughout, creating an environment to encourage residents to spend time outdoors. Footpaths will link the new development to Milltimber, inviting people to use the new facilities and to integrate the development into the existing community.”

Halliday Fraser Munro said its design team has taken best practice from across the UK and Europe and used the Scottish Government and Aberdeen City Council priorities for senior living to design the development.

David Halliday added, “This project will provide tailored support which can grow and expand for residents as they need it, if they need it. It is a development which enables independent living, where resident can live in their homes for as long as they wish, knowing that there is nursing home provision within the community when they need it. There is no need for residents to have to relocate if they need nursing home levels of care.”