Apartments released at Belong Birkdale

As construction work continues apace on Belong’s £16 million state-of-the-art care village in the West Birkdale Conservation Area, we have released particulars of the first phase of accommodation available for rent or purchase, comprising 30 one and two-bedroom independent living apartments in the development’s Dunesville Court.

The apartments are all built to ‘Secured by Design’ standards and situated adjacent to the centre of the new Belong village, which houses the range of on-site amenities, including bistro, hair and beauty salon with barber service, library with Internet, spa and treatment room, and function rooms. All apartments benefit from a ‘Nursecall’ system with round the clock emergency response.

Both one and two bed specifications boast en-suite bathrooms and fully fitted contemporary kitchens with integrated appliances. Apartment living in the village will provide individuals or couples with an opportunity to live independently as part of a community and with access to home care if required, through the Belong at Home service or another provider. Belong’s experience days and exercise services are also available for wellbeing and a sense of community, whilst maintaining independence.

Once completed, the Birkdale village will become Belong’s eighth, and the organisation’s first coastal development. It has been designed by leading architects, Pozzoni, to incorporate principles of safe, dementia-friendly spaces, and to blend sensitively within the West Birkdale Conservation Area by using local brickwork and distinctive architectural features.

In autumn last year, Southport MP Damien Moore laid the foundation stone to mark a milestone in the construction. The village is now taking shape, and when opened in autumn 2019, will provide class-leading dementia care and accommodation for over 100 people, with 72 residents living in extended family households, which will benefit from class-leading 24-hour care and nursing support. The newly released apartments will accommodate over thirty people.

Commenting on the release of the apartments, Belong’s deputy chief executive, Tracy Paine, said: “Our independent living apartments offer the ideal opportunity for individuals or couples to be part of a really vibrant community, safe in the knowledge that should they require care support in future, it is on hand.

“The village is on target for completion in autumn this year, when we look forward to opening our doors to the local community in Birkdale.”

For details on the new accommodation contact 01704 614101 or email: enquiries@belong.org.uk