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Retirement villages developer Scotsbridge Holdings is seeking out new locations after announcing that construction work on the first one in Scotland will begin early next year.

The self-contained development at Newton Mearns on the outskirts of Glasgow will be built in 17 acres of countryside overlooking the city and will be named “The Hills at Whitecraigs”.

Scotsbridge, a Glasgow and Singapore based company, has received full planning consent for the project and is now targeting other locations in Scotland for similar developments, supported by a pipeline of
overseas investment.

The Hills at Whitecraigs will provide a complete approach to retirement living with luxury suites and facilities designed to encourage healthy living and wellbeing.

Life at the village will centre around a central two-storey club house, containing a bar, cafe and community facilities. The village will comprise of pools, spa facilities, a fitness suite, multi-use spaces for community
events, a contemporary restaurant and function suites.
The Hills at Whitecraigs project is the first of its kind in Scotland and will comprise 214 one and two-bedroom flats, 38 cottages (252 dwellings in total) and an 80-bed care home.
Aimed specifically at over 55s, it will promote a more holistic approach to residents’ health and well being through its design and landscaping, with a high density of trees and water features, and specific facilities
such as a bowling green.

Scotsbridge director Shazad Bakhsh said: ” As people live longer there is growing demand for high quality accommodation that will meet their changing needs, but also help them to enjoy a full, active and varied

Scotsbridge was established in 2015, by Mr Bakhsh and his two Singapore-based fellow directors, Kunal Nathani and Neeraj Daryanani, with the aim of acquiring, redeveloping and repositioning property developments in Scotland.

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