The project provides 64 flats, associated car parking and vehicular circulation to service the building and extensive grounds with amenity landscaping.
The building has to be of this size to justify the extra care services that will be provided on site, such as around the clock support, a hot meal Kitchen and Dining Room, a Lounge and Function Room and a Wellness Suite. With a smaller number of flats, these services would be too expensive to procure, making the scheme economically unviable for people considering moving to an independent living option with on-site support.
Positioned to the west of Stafford Town Centre, the site is within walking distance of shops and local facilities. The proposed use will enhance the local environment by providing an attractive, high quality development at a key gateway to the future larger development on Castlefields.