New retirement wing gets royal seal of approval

A multi-million pound retirement home at Nautilus International’s Wallasey-based, Mariners’ Park Estate, has welcomed its first residents following its royal unveiling.

The £2.7 million Seafarers UK Centenary Wing – which includes £1.17 million of funding from Seafarers UK – was formally opened by the Earl of Wessex; who is also the President of Seafarers UK.

The Wing has seen a further 22 apartments added which will now offer accommodation to a maximum of 26 eligible residents. The new apartments have been designed to meet the needs and requirements of retired mariners and includes a wet room and call alarm system. Additionally, two apartments have been set up especially for wheelchair users. In total, there are now 40 apartments in the Hub and new Wing combined.

Nautilus general secretary Mark Dickinson said: “We are delighted that the new Seafarers UK Centenary Wing is now open and ready for use. These apartments allow 21st century care for our residents and it’s a testament to the likes of Seafarers UK and our architects – Pozzoni – that such a fresh and vibrant building will become home to so many people.”


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