A NEW retirement apartment complex in Taunton is just months away from completion, says the construction company behind the project.

Platinum Skies is building an eight-storey luxury apartment complex for people aged 55 and over in Paul Street, offering views over the Quantock Hills.

The apartments at Quantock House are due to be completed in September 2021, with prices starting from £247,500.

The complex will feature 88 one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments, accommodating spacious lounges, full-fitted kitchens and bathrooms, as well as individual balconies and underground parking.

There will also be communal TV and residents’ lounges, a bar and bistro area, an activity room and a treatment room, and as with all Platinum Skies homes, there will be an on-site lifestyle manager to organise activities and offer practical and emotional support to residents.

Quantock House will have a landscaped garden at the front of the property, featuring a natural canopy of trees and a public art installation.

An open event is set to take place in April this year, which will offer a preview of what people can expect from the apartments.

Covid-safe measures will be in place for the benefit of visitors and the Platinum Skies team.

Rob James, project manager for Quantock House, said: “We are now in the final stages of work for this stunning apartment complex for people aged 55 and over, and we are working towards hosting our first preview open event in April.

"Quantock House offers the perfect opportunity for Somerset residents to live independently in their own homes, while being part of a welcoming community of homeowners, which is based close to the shops with great public transport links.”

Inside the building, the team are currently working from the ground floor upwards to install the kitchens, internal doors and light fittings into the apartments.

From March, work will start in stages to take down the scaffolding from the exterior of the building, and work will then begin on the entrance and garden.

For more information about Quantock House, you can visit platinumskies.co.uk or call 01202 044996.