Later living provider Rangeford Villages is launch a community for the over 60s, Homewood Grove, near Chertsey in Surrey.
The 4.7-acre village will offer 140 one, two and three bedroom apartments and cottages complete with onsite amenities and 24/7 support services. The first show home will be available in Spring 2023 and the first residents are expected to move-in in winter 2023.
Facilities will include a wellbeing centre comprising a pool, steam room and sauna, gym, dance studio, bistro and bar, a coffee shop, cinema room, village hall and a hair and beauty salon.
There will be fitness classes at the gym, walking clubs, Zumba, dance, boules, croquet, a golf simulator, arts and crafts and book clubs.
Homes will be built with the needs of over 60s in mind to allow them to live independently and will feature single floors, open plan layouts to help mobility and modern shower rooms with easily accessible walk-in showers. A variety of spacious layouts will be available ranging from 700 square feet to 1,200 square feet.
Properties will be energy efficient and include features such as underfloor heating, double-glazed picture windows and an all-electric energy system to help lower bills and environmental impact. Electric car charging points, pool cars as well as communal transport will all be available for residents use. The community will be staffed 24/7, and each home will be fitted with electronic InfoNet tablets to receive updates on activities and social clubs at the village and to request emergency assistance.
Homewood Grove will offer concierge-style services, as well as personalised care and support services through Rangeford Care, a company solely dedicated to providing custom care and support packages for any residents who may need help with daily tasks such as getting dressed, washing, preparing meals, housekeeping and even companionship.
Rangeford Villages has teamed up with investor Octopus Real Estate for the project and once completed, the community will be operated by Rangeford. The two companies have partnered on three retirement villages across the UK: Wadswick Green in Wiltshire, Mickle Hill in North Yorkshire, and Siddington Park in Cirencester.
Howard Nankivell, chief executive at Rangeford Villages said: “Homewood Grove will have so much to offer new residents with a wide range of state-of-the-art communal facilities, outside space and dedicated resident areas to enjoy. It’s a popular location, with great connections to the rest of the country enabling friends and family to become frequent and welcome visitors.
“We design our communities to allow over 60s to enjoy their retirement to the full and to not only live but to thrive. Every aspect of Homewood Grove will be designed based on the feedback we received from our other villages, so that residents can enjoy an independent lifestyle that is best fitted to their needs.”
Date published: July 5, 2021