Councillor Hugo Deynem and Deb Deynem were joined by two future residents of the village, which is being developed by Inspired Villages alongside Seddon at Frog Lane.
Marie and John Jacks had their handprints set in cement at the development to mark the ‘ground-breaking’ phase of the project.
Construction of the development is now under way, with the initial 48 apartments on schedule for completion in autumn 2016.
Once complete, Inspired Villages will offer 151 apartments plus facilities including a wellness spa and pool, gym, shop, restaurant, a bowling green and shared community space.
Cllr Deynem said: “I think such developments are something we very much need as our population ages, particularly in our more rural areas of West Cheshire such as Tattenhall.
“Purpose-built developments like these allow people to remain in their local areas as their lifestyle needs change. Retirement villages give people the opportunity to continue living in the communities where many of them have lived for a long time.
“I’m pleased to have been involved in the ground-breaking ceremony. Whilst there will be a vibrant community within the development, importantly, I am pleased to hear it will also have those vital inks with Tattenhall village itself which has so much to offer as one of our great rural Cheshire villages.”
Managing director of Inspired Villages, Jamie Bunce, said: “This has been a great chance to celebrate another important milestone in this development, with the assistance of the Lord Mayor of Chester. As people in Cheshire are living longer, healthier and more active lives, it’s great to offer a new village community that celebrates retirement as a time for new beginnings. Our retirement villages are very much about celebrating life and we’re proud to offer people an opportunity to experience aspirational and luxurious living with integrated care packages.”
Estate manager of Bolesworth Estate, Matthew Morris, said: “The team at Bolesworth are delighted to see construction commence at Tattenhall. From the initial concept and forward thinking of Anthony Barbour we now see this exciting project finally under way. We see this as a long-term partnership with Inspired Living and in particular we are pleased to be able to offer a number of affordable rent and shared equity opportunities for local people, providing choice and flexibility for the future.”
Inspired Villages in Tattenhall provides three types of accommodation, with apartment prices in phase one ranging from £259,000 to £558,000.
For more information drop into the sales suite on Frog Lane in Tattenhall or call your advisers Trish Rooney on 07469 856190 or Helen Britton 07469 858012.
Inspired Villages is a partnership between experienced retirement village operator English Care Villages and Places for People, one of the largest property and leisure management, development and regeneration companies in the UK.
For more information visit www.inspiredvillages.co.uk/tattenhall