Residents celebrate official opening of affordable housing development

Bluebell Gardens, Savages Wood Road, Bradley Stoke, Bristol.

Residents of a Merlin Housing Society development in Bradley Stoke have celebrated its official opening.

Bluebell Gardens, in Savages Wood Road, is a joint venture between Merlin and retirement property specialists McCarthy & Stone. The £1.8m development of 24 purpose-built older people’s flats was opened by Merlin board member Sylvia Young at a ceremony on Tuesday 16th April, attended by residents, staff and stakeholders.

Merlin’s Operations Director, Amanda Meanwell, said:

“Bluebell Gardens has not only boosted the availability of affordable homes in the area, it also provides a benchmark for the standard we expect from any new homes we build.”

“Its official opening gave everyone the opportunity to come together, celebrate its completion and take a look around. We’ve delighted to have already heard good things from those who have moved in and we hope they will be very happy there.”

Residents of Bluebell Gardens benefit from wet rooms in all properties, automated entrance doors, mobility scooter store and level access showers.

The development took 14 months to complete at a cost of £1.8m and was completed in February 2013. It has been built to Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3, Lifetime Homes and Secured By Design standards.

Source: Press release from Merlin Housing Society

New residents at Bluebell Gardens, Bradley Stoke.

Photo: Residents Joyce Langford (left) and Sandra Dracup enjoy their new front room at Bluebell Gardens.

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