International Trade Secretary and North Somerset MP Dr Liam Fox has launched building work on a new luxury retirement village.
The cabinet minister, who is playing a leading role in Brexit negotiations, broke the ground with Audley Retirement chief executive Nick Sanderson to launch work on the development near Bristol.
Dr Liam Fox, North Somerset MP said: “I am delighted to welcome Nick Sanderson and the Audley team to the local community as we break ground on this new development. It really is time the importance of specialist retirement living housing options was recognised. Not only do retirement villages allow people to stay in their own home, they also have wider societal benefits.
“Developments like Audley Redwood are exactly the sort of place we need – an aspirational place to enjoy and live whilst being older. The redevelopment of the Redwood Hotel and Country club will start a new chapter for this site, and I wish the team every success over the coming months.”
The centrepiece of the village, Redwood Hall, will offer luxury facilities, including a library, restaurant, swimming pool, sauna, steam room and spa, all of which will be accessible to both owners and the neighbouring communities.
Audley, which is being built by Balfour Beatty, allows owners to live an independent and healthy lifestyle in their own homes, with access to the Audley Club facilities and flexible care. Owners buy their cottage or apartment from Audley and own it on a 125 year lease.
The development will welcome its first owners in winter 2017.