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Ilkley MP opens development phase at retirement flats
Ilkley MP Kris Hopkins officially opened a new phase of development at Audley Clevedon last week.
The event was hosted by Nick Sanderson, chief executive of Audley Retirement and other VIP guests included the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire Roger Whitaker and chairman of Ilkley Parish Council Councillor Mike Gibbons.
Mr Hopkins officially opened Padgett Court, a development of 26 apartments for over 55s, with a speech celebrating the investment that Audley has brought to the area.
Padgett Court has been built to complement the centrepiece of the retirement village, Clevedon House in Ben Rhydding, which was restored in 2009. It is now home to the Audley Club which includes The Clevedon Restaurant and a bar and bistro.
A swimming pool and health and well-being centre is also available to those who live in the village and the local community.
Mr Sanderson, said: “The opening of Padgett Court marks another exciting stage in the development of Audley Clevedon. We are delighted to be able to offer new apartments for customers to retire in style in the most beautiful and scenic of locations.
“This is another significant milestone in the development of the Audley model of retirement living, which focuses on providing quality, choice and truly independent living for over 55s.”
Mr Hopkins, added: “I was pleased to attend the opening of Padgett Court at Audley Clevedon and see for myself the value of the Audley proposition.
“Clevedon House is a unique building with strong local heritage, and it is a fitting centrepiece for the retirement village. What is heartening is the work that has been undertaken to ensure that Padgett Court mirrors the architecture and elegant design of Clevedon House itself. With stunning views over the spectacular Wharfe Valley, and an established and vibrant community, the new residents will have much to enjoy at Audley Clevedon.”