St Monica Trust have revealed a luxury retirement show home at The Chocolate Quarter

Luxury retirement building Chocolate Quarter has unveiled a stylish show home and marketing quite, created by interior designers Jane Clayton & Company. The £60 million retirement community, developed by the Bristol-based charity St Monica Trust, is situated at the former Cadbury’s Factory in Keynsham and offers spacious, elegant apartments. 

St Monica Trust is a not-for-profit organisation, dedicated to providing high-quality accommodation and care for older people, including residents funded by social services. The charity is a vibrant, innovative association with award-winning village accommodation, care homes, specialist short-term care facilities, domiciliary care and dedicated dementia facilities.

“There is so much history associated with the architecture of such an iconic building and we felt it was crucial to tap into that” – Wendy Melluish

“It’s been great working on such an exciting project,” said Jane Clayton’s Business Development Manager, Wendy Melluish. “From our initial brief it was very clear how passionate the team at the St Monica Trust were about the finer details and ensuring the apartments suit the purchaser’s requirements.

“There is so much history associated with the architecture of such an iconic building and we felt it was crucial to tap into that. The overall feel of the scheme is neutral colours with blue highlights, which has been introduced through cushions and artwork.

“There is also a subtle nod to the Art Deco signage, this is demonstrated with a considered choice of mirrors, wall lights and statement headboard.”

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Jane Clayton will also be offering a unique design service, where prospective residents will have the opportunity to purchase any of the show home’s furnishing that may have caught their eye for their own apartment at The Chocolate Quarter.

Due to open in Summer 2017, The Chocolate Quarter will be home to 136 stylish apartments and a 93-bed care home, as well as office space, retail outlets and leisure facilities, including a 50-seat cinema and pizza restaurant with a wood-fired oven. The apartments will be a mixture of one and two-bedroomed properties and range in cost from £200,000 to £450,000.

More than 30 per cent of the retirement community’s luxury apartments were reserved off-plan during the first week that the show home opened, with customers coming from as far away as southern France to make a reservation.

The Chocolate Quarter’s show home and marketing suite is open on weekdays from 10.00am to 4.00pm and 11.00am to 2.00pm on weekends. If you would like more information about The Chocolate Quarter call 0117 949 4004 or visit thechocolatequarter.org.uk

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