Audley Group adds Headley Court to its stable
Retirement village provider Audley Group has exchanged on the historic Headley Court mansion and stables in Leatherhead, Surrey.
The 23-acre site was most recently home to The Help for Heroes Rehabilitation Complex, now relocated to state-of-the-art facilities at Stanford Hall, Lincolnshire.
Subject to planning, Headley Court’s Jacobean-style Grade II listed mansion and stables will, according to Audley Group, undergo a ‘sensitive heritage conversion’ into an integrated retirement community. The village will feature communal facilities such as a swimming pool, restaurant, and a health and wellness centre.
Audley has experience of converting listed buildings into retirement villages. It promises to consult with both the local planning authority and the local community before submitting a planning application.
John Nettleton, Audley Group’s land director, said: “Headley Court is an exceptional and striking property, steeped in military history and with fantastic grounds. Audley already has an extensive portfolio of villages located both in sites of historic significance and new developments, and Headley Court will be a fabulous addition as we aim to deliver on our purpose of providing much needed retirement living options to meet demand in this growing market.
“The provision of high quality, later life living options with on-site wellbeing and care options helps people live better for longer in thriving communities. It is also becoming increasingly well recognised amongst policy makers and investors as a critical component when it comes to addressing the social care crisis. We are looking forward to working with local stakeholders and helping ensure that Headley Court is sympathetically converted and becomes a benefit to both future owners and the wider surrounding community.”