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Bromford’s new £10.5m retirement living scheme in Worcestershire is creating job opportunities for local firms and start-up businesses.

Construction work is well underway at School Gardens, in Stourport-on-Severn, as the land at Tan Lane is transformed into 60 high-quality retirement living apartments for over 55s. Bromford are now urging potential start-up businesses to get in touch to run the onsite hair, nail and beauty salon and add to the energy and vibrancy of the development.

Hair and beauty salon

The salon will welcome the wider community as well as residents and it is expected the facility will be launched by September 2017 and be open for a minimum of five-days-a-week, including Saturdays.


Those spearheading the development are also looking to employ a caterer to operate the seven-day-a-week restaurant, bistro and café which will be open to non-residents. Applicants will be assessed on their quality, innovation and pricing as well as an expectation that they will provide a select daily menu offering a range of freshly cooked food, including vegetarian options, and a variety of evening specials such as a Fish ‘n’ Chips night. Take a look at the caterer profile here.

Personal trainer

As part of a 24/7 gym available solely to residents, Bromford are also looking to hire a fully-qualified personal trainer to help manage the inductions and individual fitness programmes. The gym will be fully stocked with the latest training equipment.

Helen Shields, Bromford’s retirement living business manager, said:

With the construction work progressing really well, we are delighted to announce a number of new business opportunities for local businesses and start-ups. We encourage anyone who thinks they fit the bill and would like to be part of this exciting development to get in touch with us as soon as possible. We want our retirement living homes to become a lively, diverse and vibrant part of the community and that is why we will be opening up most of the additional onsite facilities to the wider Stourport community.

The multi-million pound project will feature a range of one and two bedroom apartments for independent living as well as offering residents the option of specialist support and care tailored to their needs. There are options for rent or purchase and landscaped gardens will complement the historic site where Tan Lane Infants School, and later Stourport First School, stood for decades from 1897.

Find out more about School Gardens in Stourport.

Please note these job opportunities are now closed. Please email for more information about School Gardens. 

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