New Lifestyle Integrated Retirement Community for the over 60s in Surrey

Rangeford Villages has appointed Willmott Dixon to complete the £43m construction of Homewood Grove; a new lifestyle focussed community for the over 60s near Chertsey, Surrey. Situated on a 4.7-acre brownfield site on the outskirts of the town, Homewood Grove will consist of 116 one, two and three bed apartments, ranging from 700 sq ft to 1,200 sq ft. Construction is scheduled to be completed in Spring 2024 with the sales launch early 2023 and followed by the first showhome open in Summer/Autumn 2023.

The properties will be highly energy efficient and will include modern features such as underfloor heating, double-glazed picture windows and an all-electric energy system to help lower bills and reduce the environmental impact. Electric car charging points, an electric pool car as well as communal transport will all be available for residents’ use. 

Howard Nankivell, Chief Executive Officer at Rangeford Villages comments: “With continuously strong demand for high-quality as well as eco-friendly living solutions for the over 60s, we are delighted to announce Willmott Dixon as our main contractor for Homewood Grove. The company’s unrivalled reputation for creating sought-after homes is the perfect fit for this project and our teams are looking forward to establishing Homewood Grove as an exciting addition to the local community.”

Homewood Grove will offer concierge-style services, as well as personalised, CQC registered 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. 

Residents will also benefit from a number of state-of-the-art amenities, including a wellbeing centre (pool, steam room and sauna), gym, dance studio, bistro and bar/coffee/shop, a members’ lounge, village hall and a hair and beauty salon.  The community will be staffed 24/7, and each home will be fitted with electronic tablets to receive updates on activities and social clubs at the village and to request emergency assistance.

As with previous developments, Rangeford Villages has financial backing from Octopus Real Estate, part of the Octopus Group and a leading investor in healthcare facilities throughout the UK and Ireland, for the project. Once completed, Homewood Grove will be operated by Rangeford. The established partnership between Rangeford and Octopus Real Estate has already led to the creation of three retirement villages across the UK: Wadswick Green in Wiltshire, Mickle Hill in North Yorkshire, and Siddington Park in Cirencester.