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SPONSORED: Discover new digitally-enabled retirement housing in Newton Mearns

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Set amongst beautiful grounds in the south side of the city, the cottageHOMES Crookfur retirement estate has provided accommodation, care and support to over 1,400 retail retirees since 1964.

To continually improve the services on offer and enhance the wellbeing of residents, the estate is currently undergoing a large-scale redevelopment with the introduction of 46 digitally-enabled retirement flats available from autumn 2019 in Newton Mearns, on the outskirts of Glasgow.

Connected living

The new homes can be adapted to meet changing needs and will incorporate a digital package giving residents choice and control  over the support they require. With greater safety and security provided, this will help to both maintain and enhance health, wellbeing and independence.

The package can include:

  • A digital carephone which will allow residents to access support from staff
  • Motion sensors around the home (where required)
  • A digital assistant to set reminders for medication and appointments
  • A smart doorbell to enhance security
  • Smart sockets and light switches.

As well as contacting staff, the carephone will enable residents to video call friends and relatives (which can reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation), and provide information about events and activities on the estate or in the local community. Residents will also be able to access a range of information including restaurant menus on the estate, local news and contact details for nearby amenities.


The estate is currently home to circa 90 residents who benefit from a number of facilities:

  • Dedicated estate manager and on-site support and care team
  • Full-time maintenance staff
  • 24-hour emergency system
  • Smart Space café
  • Restaurant
  • Smart TV and digital products the residents can use
  • Community hall for events and activities
  • Hairdressing salon
  • 24-hour access to support and maintenance services.

The estate is close to public transport and has easy access to motorway links. The Avenue Shopping Centre is a short walk away with access to supermarkets, a range of shops, restaurants, banks and a post office. Other recreational facilities are also close by including parks, golf clubs, bowling clubs, and health and fitness centres.

Flats available from autumn 2019 – get in touch today!

The first and second phase of the redevelopment will see 46 new flats available to let from autumn 2019. Further phases of the new-build development will commence in spring 2020.

*For more information, please contact Kathy MacIntyre by emailing: or telephone the estate on 0141 639 4343. Alternatively, you can visit the Crookfur Estate at Crookfur Road, Newton Mearns, Glasgow, G77 6JY.

Crookfur Capital Appeal

The redevelopment offers a unique opportunity to work with a range of stakeholders including the community and retail industry. Individuals from all walks of life can get involved in the transformation of the Crookfur Estate. Your support will provide a happy life and secure future for those who need it the most.

*For more information about supporting the appeal, email or visit the website by clicking here.

**cottageHOMES is part of retailTRUST, the trade charity for everyone involved with retail. retailTRUST improves lives through emotional, physical, vocational and financial support. The charity supports individuals throughout their lives, from getting into retail all the way through to retirement. For more information, visit the retailTRUST website by clicking here.