OVER 55s looking to lower their living costs could find that the smart money is on moving to a brand new apartment in Staffordshire – but they’ll need to act fast.

Elan Homes is nearing a sell-out at its popular Woottonbrook development, where a former factory site has been regenerated into a new neighbourhood.

There are now just two apartments available and due to a planning condition, in response to local need, they can only be purchased by those aged 55-plus.

Tracey Ball, sales director for Elan Homes in the Midlands, said: “Woottonbrook looks totally different now to when it was used as a manufacturing site – the transformation makes it a real asset to the area, providing much-needed new homes. It really is a must-see for buyers looking for a new home in Staffordshire or the wider Black Country. All of the family-sized homes have now been sold and the only properties available are a pair of one-bedroom apartments, exclusively for over-55s.

“It's ideal for those who perhaps are rattling round in a property that’s too large now that their children have moved into their own homes. With the rising cost of living, people are increasingly looking to make savings and moving to a smaller property, that’s energy efficient and better suits their current and future needs, could be the key. We like to think of it as smart sizing rather than downsizing. What sets our apartment apart is that it’s not part of towering block or retirement development. From the outside it looks like a traditional two-storey home and is part of a community with a host of buyers of all ages.”

Priced from £165,000 and ready to move into  by early autumn, the apartments offer open plan living with a combined kitchen, dining area and lounge to maximise the potential of the space. A generous double bedroom, stylish bathroom, and an airing cupboard complete the home.

Like other properties at Woottonbrook, it enjoys a delightful village setting with the Staffordshire and Worcestershire canal running alongside the development; while nearby Wom Brook Nature Reserve and Baggeridge Country Park offering the chance to enjoy the great outdoors close to home.

Wombourne is well connected too. Wolverhampton railway station is just four miles away offering direct routes to London; and the motorway network is easily accessible with the M54 and M6 close by.

To be in with a chance of securing a move to the final apartment at Woottonbrook, see

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