'Active' retirement village for Milltimber hits planning
July 6 2020
Halliday Fraser Munro Architects are spearheading plans for an active retirement community of 60 homes alongside a shop, nursing home and community allotments at the C-listed Binghall House, Milltimber, Aberdeen.
A mix of apartments, cottages and houses are planned for the grounds, catering for both active and frail seniors through provision of communal gardening areas and cafe which would also be open to the general public.
Explaining the concept behind the build the architects wrote: "The proposed development has been designed to be an attractive place to move to when people are in the early years of retirement, still active and healthy and capable of making the choice to move to this purpose-designed development. This will allow them, if necessary, to build up the care and support they receive as they age without having to move or make significant adaptations to their homes and providing them with the local choice to move into the on-site care/nursing home."
All homes will embrace tracking technology to monitor residents for falls and even issue reminders to turn off appliances or order in shopping.
The active retirement concept follows projections indicating that 18.6% of Aberdeen's population will be aged 65 and over by 2039, with the proportion across Scotland as a whole standing at over 30%.
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