Chesterfield complex for older people is ‘like a five-star hotel’

The opening of Potters Place.
The opening of Potters Place.

A stylish new apartment complex where older people can live safely and independently has been hailed as “like a five-star hotel”.

Potters Place, in Foolow Avenue, Chesterfield, officially opened last Wednesday as part of a multi-million pound scheme.

The 55-apartment complex allows people aged 55 and over to live in their own home and also boasts facilities including a restaurant, shop and hair and beauty salon all under one roof.

A team of staff is on hand 24/7 to provide care and support when needed.

Potters Place is the first of three new apartment complexes for older people to open in Derbyshire in a £23million project led by Derbyshire County Council and the Together Housing Group.

Resident David Harrison, 71, said: “I love living here.

“The rooms are great, the facilities are fantastic and the staff are wonderful.

“It’s like a five-star hotel.”

Amanda Garrard, director of neighbourhoods at Together Housing Group, said: “We are proud to be playing our part in providing great homes for older people to have a great old age.”

Councillor Paul Jones, the council’s deputy cabinet member for adult social care, said: “The opening of Potters Place is very significant.

“We are extremely proud to be a part of this scheme which will provide high-quality accommodation and facilities to older people in the area and support them to live safely and independently.”

Research shows that with an ageing population, there is a demand for more than 240,000 new purpose-built apartments by 2030.