The Chair of Hart District Council and the Chair of Church Crookham Parish Council joined Anchor and Bouygues UK staff to celebrate the first roof tile being placed on Keble Court, Anchor’s new retirement apartments being built in Fleet.

Cllr Alan Oliver and Pat Lowe helped the Anchor team by placing the first tile onto the roof of the building, marking the momentous milestone in the construction of the luxurious retirement development.

The local councillors also enjoyed a tour of the site, which will have 72 one and two bed luxury, independent living apartments. They then had the opportunity to go up to the roof and enjoy the incredible views from the top of the building.

Anchor’s Keble Court will have a wealth of on-site facilities, including a hair and beauty salon, a coffee shop, several lounges and beautiful landscaped gardens. The retirement properties, which are being offered exclusively for sale through Hamptons International Estate Agents in Fleet, are due to open in summer 2016.

Councillor Alan Oliver, Chair of Hart District Council, said at the ceremony: “This is exactly the kind of property we need in Fleet and Church Crookham; I feel residents will be very happy here. Keble Court will be a great opportunity for older people living independently but looking for something a bit more manageable.”

Anchor’s Housing Operations Director, Howard Nankivell, commented: “This is a proud moment for Anchor and it’s wonderful that Councillors Oliver and Lowe have joined us to celebrate this milestone in the construction of what will be a fantastic development.”

Peter Doherty, Regional Construction Director for Bouygues UK which is building Keble Court, added: “We’re delighted to be Anchor’s construction partner, working together to deliver these aspirational retirement apartments, which are in an exclusive location and will significantly improve the choice of housing for people  aged over 55 in the area.”

Keble Court on Redfields Lane will provide over 55s with everything they need to enjoy an independent lifestyle whilst having peace of mind knowing there is support on their doorstep if they need it. From luxurious apartments through to first class facilities, every feature of Keble Court has been designed to meet the specific needs of older people. As well as having a thriving community of likeminded people, the development is within easy walking distance of nearby shops and amenities.

With over 45 years of experience, Anchor is England’s largest not-for-profit provider of care and housing for older people. Anchor has more than 1,000 properties across England, ranging from rented and leasehold retirement properties to residential care homes, specialist dementia care homes and retirement villages

For more information on Keble Court call 0345 140 2020 or visit www.anchor.org.uk.

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