Start your next chapter with an apartment at New Manor Posted on August 21, 2020 (February 17, 2021) by Caitlin Marsh At Platinum Skies, we work hard to offer our homeowners the best of all worlds. Independent living in a supportive community, within an affordable new home in a beautiful, historic and sought-after location. We feel this is how retirement living should be in the UK. Better choice and better value, which allows you to enjoy a happier, healthier life. Our latest collection of 24 elegant, spacious apartments at New Manor exemplifies this at our Chapters retirement living village in Salisbury. The affordable apartments at New Manor all have easy access to a bistro, lounge, library and activity room. Each of these homes also benefit from having their own outside spaces, be it a garden or private balcony, many offering views across the Wiltshire countryside or towards the magnificent cathedral city. Apartments at New Manor are now available on the market and we’re excited about new homeowners joining an already thriving community. Platinum Skies residents at Chapters in Salisbury have been taking full advantage of all the benefits of retirement in Wiltshire. “Having lived in Salisbury for so long, I was already well aware of the fantastic amenities in the city – Chapters’ proximity to the centre means that I can easily enjoy them. The view from my balcony was the cherry on top when I was buying at Chapters. To be able to say that I have my own view of Salisbury Cathedral, right from my home, is better than I could have imagined,” says Chapters homeowner, Margaret. Every one of our retirement living locations has a dedicated Lifestyle Manager on-site, with the Chapters team playing a vital role in offering New Manor residents everything from friendly advice, emotional support to being all-round party starters! This means our homeowners enjoy an independent lifestyle, whilst knowing that all of the help and support you may need is always on-hand. In fact, research has shown that people who live in retirement communities have healthier, more active, more social, more secure and happier lives. Whether you live independently or need a helping hand, our flexibility means we can tailor a service that perfectly suits your needs. The importance and value of our Lifestyle Manager’s was best highlighted during the recent lockdown, with their dedicated support for our Chapters homeowners. Whether through safely delivering free care parcels, special ‘socially-distanced’ music performances, opera or VE Day celebrations, there is always a friendly face or event to raise a smile. Alison LeClerc, Lifestyle Manager at Chapters retirement village, says: “We have a thriving, happy community here at Chapters and it’s one of the major attractions to retirees. Lifestyle Managers work hard to nurture and instigate relationships through mutual interests, kick-start activities and social get-togethers both within and outside the retirement community.” Alison added: “We’re excited to bring New Manor to life when we start welcoming our first residents. A good Lifestyle Manager remains flexible in their outlook, picking up threads of interests as residents move in and can be translated into stimulating mutually appreciated activities. We’re also always available for advice or emotional support.” The 24 apartments at New Manor are on the market as part of our affordable shared ownership scheme or to buy outright. Each apartment is unique with one, two and three bedroom options. You can find more in-depth information about layout, footage and prices on our Chapters page. All are finished to an impeccable standard with high quality fittings and materials. James Cheyne, Platinum Skies Architectural Project Lead, says: “Every project is special but this was truly a labour of love, given the historical backdrop. We had to get this right and considered housing design that both complements the historic character of the conservation area, the setting of the nearby listed buildings and allows for a contemporary living environment that’s best suited to independent living. You’ll notice many of these design flourishes that are all in keeping with the surrounding conservation area.” James added: “It’s an important chapter in the regeneration of the original site and we’re very pleased that residents are able to live independent, healthy lives in a safe community environment with care available if and when required.” Carefully styled by the Platinum Skies design team, the interiors are a fine blend of modern and historic design. The interiors inside the New Manor apartments incorporate premium brands such as Villeroy & Boch and Neff that give homeowners a sense of familiarity, reliability and confidence. The team have spent many months using their extensive knowledge to create truly beautiful retirement living homes. Tony Jones, Interior Architectural Designer for Platinum Skies, explains how the specific interior themes are based on the historic setting, vibrant community and culture that surrounds it: “The apartments at New Manor are in keeping with the rest of Chapters – our retirement village in Salisbury and all based around a classical style. In this historic site in Wiltshire, we’ve created an environment that feels less like retirement and more of a lifestyle choice. The idea behind it was to lean on the architecture of the building, which is more reserved and traditional. Elegance meets contemporary as we’ve brought in bold colours, eye-catching patterns and premium materials.” New Manor and the Chapters retirement village are positioned in a prime location for amenities. With the heart of Salisbury’s unique shopping scene and weekly market just on the doorstep, and quaint coffee shops and independent businesses peppered about the historic streets. Salisbury Medical Practice and a pharmacy are also situated a few yards away from the houses. Transportation in and around the city is also easily accessible. Salisbury’s railway station offering great links to major cities such as Bath, Bristol and London is just a short walk. There are several nearby bus routes, cycle paths and direct links to major roads. David Hines, Chief Operating Officer of Platinum Skies, says: “It’s testament to our planning, design and construction teams that these exceptional new affordable properties are now available to buy in the heart of Salisbury. New Manor is a collection of apartments that will stand the test of time and continue to enhance this wonderful historic site. That they also enjoy all the latest technologies and energy saving solutions, while being part of a warm, inclusive retirement village is also worth celebrating.” David added: “With premium fittings and a generous specification each house is unique, maximising the interior space to create the perfect haven for living your life as independently as you wish. All in a location that can cater for whatever needs you may have in later years. It really is the best of both worlds.” : You can now also visit our beautiful locations for a safe visit and experience the Platinum Skies lifestyle first-hand.