What to do with pool and restaurant after last-minute change to retirement complex plan?

PUBLISHED: 13:00 06 October 2019

Marina Gardens development in Portishead.

Marina Gardens development in Portishead.

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A developer is looking for ideas after a last-minute change to plans for a retirement complex.

Pegasus Life completed its Marina Gardens development, in Portishead's Martingale Way, in the summer - but after a financial review the firm hopes to sell the properties on the open market rather than exclusively to elderly people.

The 126-apartment building was intended for 'assisted living', with homeowners to enjoy access to a restaurant, spa and hydrotherapy pool.

But the developer's change of direction has left the facilities without a use.

Pegasus Life's head of corporate affairs Emma Webster said: "Due to the proposed change of use we would welcome the opportunity to discuss with local elected members and the wider community how the communal facilities such as the restaurant and wellness area can be utilised for the benefit of the community."

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