Best retirement village design for Global Awards shortlisted

LONDON: The shortlist for the best retirement housing design has been declared.

Over 250 designs have been considered by the awards secretariat. One of the finalists in this category is shown above.

Plans for a large retirement community sparked lengthy debate in a council meeting – but will be built.

The development at Avonpark in Winsley will involve the demolition of the Alexander Heights and Fountains Place buildings, which were once used as a care home.

The complex will be replaced by 74 retirement apartments, as well as a shop, restaurant, library and croquet lawn within the gardens.

Wiltshire Council approved the proposal at the Western Area Planning Committee meeting. Work is due to start by the end of 2024.

The Global Award winner will be announced in November in London. (Globals)