THE first images have been unveiled of a new assisted living scheme being built in the grounds of a former Sheffield school.
The McCarthy and Stone development will stand on the site of the former Abbeydale Grange school on Abbeydale Road.
The new development, called Windsor House, is expected to be completed next May and will consist of 64 one- and two-bedroom apartments for residents aged 70 and above.
There will also be car parking, a restaurant and a large landscaped garden with seating areas.
A spokeswoman for McCarthy and Stone said: “It’s not warden-aided but there will be an estate management team and there will be somebody around 24 hours a day.
“Care providers will come in and offer the care that might be needed as and when it is required.
“Residents will live in their own apartments so they can live completely independent lifestyles but having someone on hand if they need it will give them peace of mind.”
The complex will also provide housekeeping services such as ironing and grocery shopping and a restaurant will serve three hot meals a day.
The spokeswoman said: “Friends and relatives will be able to eat for a nominal charge and there will also be a guest suite where visitors can stay.
“There will be a large landscaped garden with seating areas and residents will be able to get involved in gardening, should they wish.”
She added: “Windsor House has been designed specifically to bridge the gap between conventional retirement developments and residential care.”
Presentations for those interested in finding out more are being held at 11am and 2pm on Wednesday, November 21, at Tapton Hall, Shore Lane, Fulwood.