Rangeford locks sights on Surrey retirement village
Rangeford Villages has taken the wraps off its Homewood Grove retirement community near Chertsey in Surrey due to open in late 2023.
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 aimed at the over-60s.
Homewood Grove will offer concierge-style services, as well as personalised, Care Quality Commission-registered care and support services through Rangeford Care.
Custom care packages will offer support to residents who may need help with daily tasks such as getting dressed, washing, preparing meals, housekeeping and companionship.
Homewood Grove facilities will include a wellbeing centre with pool, steam room and sauna; gym, dance studio; bistro bar with coffee shop; cinema room; village hall; and a hair and beauty salon.
Residents will also have access to an array of groups and clubs including fitness classes at the gym, walking clubs, Zumba, dance, boules, croquet, golf simulator, arts and crafts and book clubs.
Optional tailored wellbeing plans will also be available to help residents transition into their new home and integrate themselves into village life.
The first show home will be available in spring 2023 and the first residents are expected to move in during winter 2023.
The properties will include modern 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.
Residents will live among fully manicured gardens, with an outside terrace off the bar and bistro, great for socialising with friends and neighbours, and a boules court and croquet lawn.
There will also be direct, convenient pedestrian access to neighbouring Homewood Park, which offers 23 hectares of nature trails, pathways suitable for wheelchairs, cycle routes, horse trails, and woodlands. Foxhills Country Club with its two golf courses and facilities is adjacent to the retirement village.
Rangeford Villages has teamed up with Octopus Real Estate for the project. Once completed, Homewood Park will be operated by Rangeford.
In a related development, Rangeford Villages will take over the management of later living village Mickle Hill in Pickering, North Yorkshire from 1 October, which it developed in partnership with Methodist Homes (MHA).
The move follows a strategic review held by MHA and the timing of their contract renewal for providing services at the site.