Brighton residents celebrate retirement living scheme transformation

Residents at Alfred Davey Court in Brighton, celebrated the stunning refurbishment of their retirement living scheme on Thursday (7 March), enjoying a special brunch with guests including local stakeholders.

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Leading housing association Stonewater’s transformation of the 29-flat residency in Sussex is part of an ongoing £9m upgrade to its retirement living schemes across the country.

The significant investment will provide Stonewater’s older residents with consistently high-quality environments that meet this discerning group of customers’ expectations.

The refurbishment of Alfred Davey Court included creating an open plan kitchen and lounge, with enhanced space and bespoke furniture. All communal areas in the retirement living scheme have been decorated with a high-quality finish, new floors and upgraded lighting. The heating system in communal corridors has been replaced and a new emergency call system installed.

Jonathan Layzell, Stonewater’s Executive Director of Development, said, “It was wonderful to spend the morning with residents at Alfred Davey Court, celebrating a refurbishment that truly fulfils Stonewater’s long-term vision of creating environments our residents are proud of.

“Housing and services for older adults are a highly important part of Stonewater’s business, and since 2016, we’ve been investing in living environments that not only meet, but exceed, the needs and aspirations of our retirement living customers.”

Tariq Kazi, a member of Stonewater’s Board, said: “We would like to recognise the hard work that has been put in to making the transformation of Alfred Davey Court a reality.

“The new modern, functional design delivers a real ‘wow factor’; something that is being replicated across Stonewater’s retirement living schemes nationally.”