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Welcome to School Gardens, Stourport

School Gardens is a brand new retirement development in the heart of the historic Georgian canal town of Stourport.

Set on the site of the former Tan Lane Primary School, just a short stroll from Stourport’s thriving town centre with its shops, restaurants and waterside leisure opportunities, the development comprises 60 beautiful 1 and 2 bedroom apartments set amidst a range of communal facilities including a Café Bistro and Lounge Activity Studio, Hair and Beauty Salon.

Life at School Gardens will centre on helping you to stay as independent as possible for as long as possible as part of a lively community of like-minded friends and neighbours.

A Bromford retirement community is created by its residents, so at School Gardens it’s entirely up to you how you choose to spend your time. You’ll certainly find that discovering shared interests is a marvellous way to make new friends and there will be a range of activities to choose from, so you’ll never be short of things to do.

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  • School Gardens is all about doing what you enjoy

    The Activity Studio is a creative space where you can get together with friends and neighbours and enjoy shared hobbies and interests like bridge, arts and crafts, dance classes or Tai Chi. Residents themselves choose the activity programme.

    There’s a Fitness Gym - just the place to help you stay fit, with its own personal trainer who will be available to support you. There’s also a professional Hair and Beauty salon - the perfect excuse to treat yourself whenever you feel like it.

    You can enjoy good food, a relaxed atmosphere, and friends when relaxing with a cup of tea or coffee and a snack in our café bistro, or meet up with friends in the lounge.

    Around the clock support, if and when you need it

    Whatever you feel like doing, you can relax knowing that full-time, around the clock support and care is available on site and can be delivered in the comfort of your own home if and when you might need it. And if you or your partner need extra support, now or in the future, whether that be help with housework or personal care, we can provide that too.

    If you are interested in applying for one of these 1 or 2 bed homes in this tranquil, sought after area then please call 01299 825030.

  • At a glance

    • Convenient central Stourport location
    • Choice of 60 one and two bedroom apartments
    • Affordable tenure options
    • On-site team providing emergency assistance 24/7
    • Tailored support, from domestic help to personal care
    • Café bistro and lounge
    • Activity Studio & fitness Gym
    • Hair and Beauty Salon
    • Landscaped gardens
    • On-site car-parking

    You can take a look at the site plan for this development below. You can also download a copy of the School Gardens site plan. 

    School Gardens site plan

  • Beautifully designed for comfortable living

    The apartments are modern, beautifully appointed and stylish, but also carefully designed for people in later life, with sensible energy efficient heating and thoughtfully positioned plug sockets, telephone and satellite connection points. 

    Fitted kitchens incorporate easy-to-use eye level oven, ceramic hob and integral fridge-freezer, with space for a dishwasher, while bathrooms have slip-resistant flooring and easy-turn lever taps, and every room has an emergency pull cord linked to our round the clock response team. For extra security there’s an entry system so you can see who’s there without opening the door.

    One bedroom apartment*

    Two bedroom apartment*

    *Typical floor plan for this apartment type. 

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  • A great location, with so much to see and do

    Occupying a beautiful setting in the heart of the Severn Valley, the historic Georgian town of Stourport-on-Severn has a wealth of architectural heritage and a unique charm provided by the rivers Severn and Stour, and the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal, all of which make their leisurely way through the town. 

    Within this setting, School Gardens retirement development is located in a quiet suburb just 50 yards or so from a co-op, and within easy walking distance of the bustling town centre with its wide range of shops and all the essential everyday facilities you’re likely to need.

    A wealth of shops and amenities on your doorstep

    Stourport has a local butcher, a Post Office, a supermarket, pharmacy, banks and solicitors, a laundrette, local arts and crafts and an outdoor store. There are plenty of pubs too, some with live music, as well as a good choice of English and ethnic restaurants and cafes, plus takeaways including Chinese, Indian, pizza, and fish and chips. 

    You’re also a short stroll from Stourport’s award-winning canal basins, its excellent selection of places to eat and drink, and a host of waterside leisure opportunities to enjoy. 

    What could be more pleasant on warm Summer evenings than sitting under swaying willows beside a tranquil canal or the gently flowing Severn or Stour? Watching a family of swans sail by. Admiring the brightly coloured narrowboats, the rustic black and white locks. Stopping off at a welcoming riverside pub, a cafe or restaurant.

    The town’s riverside meadows also offer the opportunity to take riverboat trips, besides hosting a popular annual rowing regatta, a wacky raft race and the annual Stourport Carnival, when boats decorated with lights present a dazzling display.  

    Golfers will find a number of good courses in the area, together with an enthusiastic bowling club. And if you decide to broaden your horizons a little more and you’ll find picturesque countryside stretching off in every direction, so walking shoes or a bike are both great ways to put some colour in your cheeks.

    Try Hartlebury Common and Moorhall Marsh nature reserves, The Wyre Forest’s lovely ancient woodland, West Midland Safari Park, Bodenham Arboretum and Earth Centre.

    If you enjoy visiting local manor houses and country estates, a notable example is Witley Court, one of Britain’s great country houses until a devastating fire in 1937 left it a spectacular ruin - with beautifully restored gardens. Another is Astley Hall, a diminutive country house set in parkland and once the home of Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin.

    The city of Worcester, the beautiful spa town of Malvern with its famous hills, historical Droitwich Spa, Upton-on-Severn, Pershore, Evesham and other Worcestershire towns, are all within easy reach and well worth a visit.


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  • School Gardens is being built by Bromford.

  • Bromford is a social enterprise that’s been around for over 50 years. We’re also a housing developer that delivers around 600 new homes a year. We have a long history of providing new homes across central England and currently manage over 28,000 homes.

    It’s great that we are all living longer and healthier lives, and we want to meet the specific needs and demand for specialist housing for older people. Our in-house construction team will build all our developments and our experienced housing team will manage them once they are built. So your relationship with us is guaranteed to be long term.

  • School Gardens will have 60 self-contained apartments, three of which will be located in the old School House.

    Key features in all the properties will include:

    • Emergency call system line linked to a staff member 24 hours a day, every day, including Christmas
    • Easy access kitchen with fitted hob and oven
    • Easy access modern shower rooms
    • Central heating and full double glazing
    • Extra wide doorways to enable mobility for wheelchair users
    • A traditional style front door with personal letterbox
    • Spacious entrance hallway
    • Low surface temperature radiators
    • Electric power sockets set at convenient height
    • Emergency lighting in the apartment hallway in case of a power cut
  • School Gardens will have a range of facilities which will include:-

    • Lounge
    • Café/Bistro
    • Craft/Activities room
    • Wellbeing room
    • Landscaped gardens
    • Greenhouse
    • Fitness Gym
    • Hairdressing /Beauty salon
    • Spa Bathroom
  • School Gardens will have a communal car park.

  • No, there will be no garages.

  • Yes, your pet would be welcome, provided that they are well-behaved and you are able to manage your pet’s requirements. You will need to make full arrangements to have your pet cared for if you are unwell or away.

  • Yes care and support will be available, as and when you need it. Care services can be tailored to your own individual needs and can be delivered in the comfort and privacy of your own home.

  • Access to School Gardens will be permitted through a secure double door which can only be opened by residents or staff. Residential areas will also be controlled by residents and staff, through secure doors.

    Residents will have their own apartment key fob. This will allow residents personal access to their property and access to the secure residential areas within the building.

    There will be closed circuit television cameras around School Gardens, monitored by staff. There will be a member of staff on site 365 days per year.

  • There will be a range of tenure options to suit your financial circumstances, whether renting or purchasing.

    You may be eligible to receive benefits to support you with the cost of moving to School Gardens and we have a specialist Money Advisor available to help you to explore any benefits you may be entitled to.

  • Yes, you will have to pay council tax. The council will allocate the council tax charge for each property. You may be eligible to receive Council Tax Benefit towards meeting these costs.

  • Yes. Once you have bought or rented your property you will be required to pay a weekly Community Charge and annual ground rent.

  • All residents will need to pay a weekly Community Charge which includes staff time managing the scheme and the following costs:

    • Service Charge.
      • Fire alarms, fire equipment, CCTV, cleaning of communal areas, rubbish disposal, pest control, wifi in the communal areas, communal heating and lighting, external window cleaning, emergency lighting and Staff call service.
    • Maintenance Charge.
      • Day to day maintenance of the communal areas, gardening and landscaping, repairs to the heating and lighting in your apartment, insuring the building, lift, door entry system and staff time for organising these services.
    • Wellbeing Charge.
      • Costs associated with providing 24/7 on-site presence to respond to emergency situations and the arrangement of social events for everyone at School Gardens.
    • Utility Charge.
      • All heat, light and power to each property. All water related services associated with each property.

    Please Note: Residents may be eligible to claim benefits to support their housing costs.

  • Although we cannot guarantee that the market price will have increased when you come to sell your home, what we do know is that over the last ten years our existing retirement living apartments continue to create a lot of interest, sell easily and have increased in value.

  • Yes, your family and friends of all age groups would be welcome to visit you and stay in your property. There is no fixed length of stay, although guests could not remain indefinitely, or move into your apartment.

  • Yes, there will be a guest suite and visitors will be welcome to use them. Charges will be set at an affordable cost.

  • The properties in School Gardens will be available to people who are aged 55 and over - there is no upper age limit.

    There may be some exceptions to this rule subject to agreement by the Allocations Panel.

  • The anticipated date for customers moving in is currently forecast to be around April 2018 but is subject to the ongoing construction programme. 

    Applications for reservations are now open. Please complete our contact form below to stay up to date with all the latest information about School Gardens.

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Apartments for sale at School Gardens