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The first phase of construction work at Bromford’s new £12m retirement living complex in the centre of Banbury is nearing completion.

Balconies have been added, windows installed and roof tiles fixed at the northern end of the Bath Road site, which is adjacent to People’s Park in the centre of the town. Due to the scale of the project, the construction of Park Gardens has been divided into three main phases with a marketing suite and show apartment expected to open by the end of February.

Bromford’s construction team expect to have the first 12 apartments in phase one of the project completed by spring 2018, with efforts concentrating on phases two and three after that point. In total, the multi-million pound investment will see 78 retirement living homes built exclusively for over 55s with options for rent and purchase.


Penny Downing, sales and marketing director, said: “We can never quite predict the Great British weather but we’re pleased with how the building work has progressed so far and the northern end of the site in particular is starting to really come alive.

“We’re also delighted that we will soon be able to open ourselves up in our marketing suite to welcome customers to see the range of apartments on offer, hear about the lifestyle of our retirement living schemes, and how living in Park Gardens will offer a safe, secure and happy home as well as a lively community for residents and the wider community to enjoy.”

It is expected the first residents will move in early 2019 and the four-storey building will feature a range of on-site facilities including a café bar, lounge, activity studio, gym and hair and beauty salon.

Park Gardens is being built on land previously belonging to Banbury and Bicester College. The college, which is part of Activate Learning, made the land available after relocating its media and motor vehicle facilities to a new, £6m centre, on the opposite side of Broughton Road more than three years ago.

Prospective residents are encouraged to check out this page for more information.


Updated on 6 March 2018

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