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Penington CoHousing is a membership organisation developing a not-for-profit new-build cohousing project for over 55s in Glasgow. This exciting, innovative and alternative residential project is being developed for older people by older people, and is due to be completed by 2018.

With the project we are aiming to establish a thriving, mutually supportive community of seniors, a community which shares decision-making and tasks, based on our skills and abilities. By living together as a real community we aim to combat the isolation and loneliness experienced by so many older people

Our new property will be built in Glasgow’s Pollokshields area, and will provide 24 one and two bedroom flats and a large shared community living space. As a residents you will own or rent your own flat, but you’ll also have access to the generously-sized central shared space. This is a place where we can meet, eat and socialise together when we want to.

Every part of the project has been carefully drawn up to match the needs of older residents using LifeTime living design principles. The property and surrounding grounds will offer full wheelchair and mobility scooter accessibility, and will include design features such as wet rooms, hip height power points and low maintenance gardens. The project build is also designed to be environmentally and energy efficient to make sure that our homes are warm and our bills are low.

Penington CoHousing are now recruiting new members to join the project as we move from the planning stages towards actual bricks and mortar. To find out more about what’s involved please get in touch, or come along to one of our regular public information meetings.

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