Adlington Retirement Living is celebrating a milestone this week as it welcomes its 1000th homeowners.
The family owned and run business has launched 15 successful Integrated Retirement Communities since it was established in 2009. It now has 1000 happy homeowners across the North West, Yorkshire, Wales and the Midlands.
Margaret and Peter, who have just moved to The Woodlands in Heaton Mersey, said: “It was a lovely surprise to find out we’re Adlington’s 1000th homeowners. We’ve only just moved in but we feel at home already. Our family came for Sunday lunch in the restaurant last weekend and it was so nice to host them all without having to lift a finger!”
Dr Ed Gladman, CEO of Adlington Retirement Living, said: “Our retirement communities are designed to empower the older generation to live a long, happy and healthy life in a safe and secure environment with activities, communal facilities and beautiful private gardens. Although we focus on the quality of our facilities, they’re about much more than the bricks and mortar of our apartments. We know that the most important things that make our homeowners really feel at home, are having a good circle of friends, connections with like-minded neighbours and a sense of belonging.”
Recently opened communities include The Sidings in Lytham, Lancashire, The Woodlands in Heaton Mersey, Stockport, and Jacobs Gate in Sheffield, Yorkshire.
Bess, an Adlington Retirement Living homeowner who moved to The Woodlands in June, said: “In my old flat I never saw my neighbours. They went to work, came back, shut their door, that was it. I’ve definitely got a better social life now than I had before. It’s brilliant. We all get on so well. I’ve made some good new friends as well as some good friends I already had.”
Seven more Adlington Retirement Living communities are due to open in the next two years, including The Spindles in Menston, Yorkshire, The Newells in Kempston, Bedfordshire, Broadleaf House in Wylde Green, Sutton Coldfield and Brookfields House, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire.
Dr Ed Gladman said: “Adlington Retirement Living is now one of the top three companies that design, build and operate Integrated Retirement Communities in the UK. In the past six years we’ve grown from 30 employees to a team of more than 150, with in-house experts in land acquisition, planning, architectural and technical design, procurement, construction, sales & marketing, legal and, of course, community operations. We’re currently recruiting for a number of positions as we continue to grow.”
In 2019, the business launched Adlington Management Services, to provide a consistent, outstanding service to its homeowners. They are responsible for the practical aspects of running a retirement community, such as maintaining the building, as well as creating a caring, supportive environment to positively contribute to the health, happiness and well-being of homeowners. They ensure that every homeowner’s experience exceeds their expectations. In fact, a recent homeowner survey found that 100% would recommend living in an Adlington Retirement Living community to friends or family.
Four of Adlington’s communities have won Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards for the Best Retirement Development at the WhatHouse? Awards, the UK housebuilding’s most prestigious event. The Folds in Romiley and the Bridges in Macclesfield won the Silver Award in 2020 and 2019, Adlington House in Otley won the Gold Award in 2017 and Adlington House in Portishead won the Bronze Award in 2015.
Adlington Retirement Living was also crowned Seniors Housing Developer of the Year and its new retirement community in Heaton Mersey, Stockport, won Seniors Housing Scheme of the Year at the HealthInvestor Seniors Housing Awards 2022.