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Shipley Naming Ceremony Glen Mill HOuse
L to R: Ian Ward, Torsion Care development director, and Marie Buckingham, Torsion Care / Burghley Retirement Living development director.

Burghley Retirement Living has officially launched its retirement living development in Shipley, the fourth in its portfolio of retirement communities for the over 55s, after local lady Jenni McDonough won a competition to name the property.

In May residents of all ages in Shipley and the surrounding areas were invited for the opportunity to put their stamp on a little bit of future history in the town, by naming Burghley Retirement Living’s new over 55s residential community on Salts Mill Road.

Jenni McDonough’s suggestion was chosen, and earlier this week the development was officially launched as her chosen name, Glen Mill House, was added to the building by Ian Ward, Torsion Care development director, and Marie Buckingham, Torsion Care / Burghley Retirement Living director.

The Glen Mill House development is located next to the Leeds Liverpool Canal and on the main road leading to Salts Mill in the World Heritage Site of Saltaire – one of the district’s biggest attractions. Properties will be exclusively for the over 55’s with a collection of 45 one-bedroom and 11 two-bedroom apartments for sale, alongside communal facilities including a lounge, terrace, and a hotel-style guest suite. The apartments will be available for off-plan sales in early 2024, while the first homeowners are expected to move in during summer 2024.

Burghley Retirement Living forms part of the Burghley Group, which in turn is part of the wider Torsion Care group. The Group buys land and then builds, sells, and manages high-quality retirement developments.

Marie Buckingham, Development Director for Torsion Care, said: “Burghley Retirement Living invests in building high quality retirement properties within local communities, for the people living in those communities. Which is why we were particularly excited to give local people the opportunity to name our latest retirement living evelopment here in Shipley.

“The name Glenmill really jumped out at us because, as Jenni highlighted in her entry, it was synonymous with two wonderful aspects of the area. It’s rich industrial history and breathtaking Yorkshire countryside. And we want to congratulate Jenni and thank everyone who put forward suggestions.”

To find out more about Burghley Retirement Living in Shipley, call 0800 999 1989 or visit https://burghleyretirement.co.uk/locations/shipley/

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