In 1977, we opened the doors at our first retirement development in Hampshire with a mission in mind – to provide purpose-built apartments to older homeowners who want to live with independence, but with support on hand when they need it. We don’t just lead the retirement housebuilding industry, we built it.
In that time we’ve expanded across the country, built over 51,000 individual apartments (including some in Spain, France and Norway!), we’ve listed on the stock exchange, won dozens of industry awards for customer satisfaction, environmental practices, health and safety and design, we even had Princess Diana open our headquarters in 1987.
Fast forward to today, and we’re still pioneering the industry, providing the largest share of the UK’s owner occupied Retirement Living and Assisted Living accommodation to thousands of happy homeowners. In fact, our homeowners are so happy, we’ve been awarded the 5-star rating for customer satisfaction in an independent survey by the Home Builders Federation every year since the survey started 11 years ago – making us the only housebuilder of any size or type to ever achieve this.
To help celebrate our 40th Anniversary, we’re running a series of events in 2017 to raise funds for the Royal Voluntary Service, kicking off with Vintage Tea Parties across the country. Click one of the links below to find out more!