Members of the local community are being invited to a public exhibition to discuss the redevelopment of the Homebase site on Pines Way in Bath.
Guild Living acquired the current Homebase site on Pines Way in 2018 with the intention of developing this land into a unique retirement community for the over 65s.
If given the go-ahead, the development will provide much needed age-specific housing to help meet the demands of the local area.
The plans are aspiring to deliver a unique retirement community on the site which would include nearly 300 apartments alongside facilities including a restaurant, a physiotherapy gym and pool, consultant rooms for GP surgeries, a children’s nursery and retail space for local businesses – all of which will be open to the local community.
The accommodation proposed will include assisted living apartments, co-living apartments and transitional care suites, the latter being a first for the city.
The proposals will also provide key-worker accommodation.
Proposals and designs will be available to view at an upcoming public exhibition on Tuesday 22nd October, 2 pm – 7.30 pm at The Guildhall, High Street, Bath.
If brought forward, the scheme has the potential to provide a significant number of later-living homes for Bath, supporting the needs of the city’s growing older population which is expected to increase by 24% by 2021.
The proposed scheme will offer a unique approach to later-living and will include a nursery bringing together older and younger members of the community.
This concept has been developed for Guild Living under the advisement of Professor Malcolm Johnson who was instrumental in the recent Channel 4 documentary ‘Old People’s Home for 4 year olds’, which saw pre-school children share their classroom with pensioners.