Show FlatFollowing a multi-million pound makeover, residents recently started moving into Emmerson Court, a state-of-the-art retirement complex in Shiremoor.

And later this month, on July 28 and 30, the local authority is holding open days for others interested in living in the modern and stylish apartments.

The building recently benefitted from a huge refurbishment as part of the local authority’s £300m North Tyneside Living project, which will see more than 920 modern, independent living homes created at 26 sites across the borough by 2017.

North Tyneside Elected Mayor, Norma Redfearn said: “The North Tyneside Living project is going really well – we’re already almost half way through, with six new complexes built and another six existing ones refurbished to an exceptionally high standard.

“Over the last year or so, I’ve really enjoyed visiting the residents that have already moved in and hearing how happy they are in their new homes. The feedback we have had has been brilliant.

“I’d really encourage others interested in living at Emmerson Court to come and have a look around – I’m sure as soon they visit they won’t want to leave.”

The open days take place on Thursday 28 July, 11am to 7pm and Saturday 30 July, 10am to 2pm.

Emmerson Court consists of 42-one bedroom apartments.

Designed with quality and independent living in mind, the apartments on the ground floor have semi-private patio areas and upper properties have bay windows.

There is a bright, comfortable shared lounge with lots of activities on offer for those who want to take part and a smaller ‘quiet’ shared lounge for reading, hobbies or just relaxation.

Like all the complexes, Emmerson Court also has a therapy room/beauty salon and a guest apartment where family and friends can stay.

The North Tyneside Living homes are available for those aged over 60. For more information, visitwww.northtyneside.gov.uk or call 0345 2000 102.