Former orphanage is now a luxury retirement centre
Burnside House, a former orphanage in Skipton, North Yorkshire, has been transformed into a luxury retirement development of apartments and mews bungalows by Goldsborough Estates, part of the BUPA group. Goldsborough Estates operations director Simon Crewe said Goldsborough had signed a 10 year management agreement with Cawder Construction who are developing Burnside House and jointly they are selling agents for the luxury retirement properties. â€œBurnside House is a beautiful building which will cater for all our resident’s needs, while also allowing them to retain their independence,â€ said Mr Crewe. Prices for the development range from Â£155,000 to Â£225,000. All of the 40 one and two bedroom properties are equipped with a 24-hour emergency call system, specially designed communal areas and dedicated home manager services. Goldsborough Estates is a major member of the Association of Retirement Housing Managers (ARHM). Already in 2006 Goldsborough has agreed sales on more than Â£5.5 million of property.