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Leading UK retirement village developer and operator fund raises £85m to continue growth

Leading UK retirement village developer and operator fund raises £85m to continue growth

The Moorfield Audley Real Estate Fund (MAREF) has successfully raised a further £85 million from existing investors to take the total raised to £285 million.   Moorfield Group, the UK real estate private equity fund manager, created MAREF to acquire Audley, the leading UK retirement village developer and operator, in December 2015.   Audley, one […]

28th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Smurfs ensure it wasn’t Blue Monday for residents at retirement village

Smurfs ensure it wasn’t Blue Monday for residents at retirement village

Staff and residents at Middleton Hall Retirement Village, near Darlington took it upon themselves to ensure they were not party to the overwhelming gloominess that is normally associated with the third Monday in January, known to many as Blue Monday. Notoriously known as the most depressing day of the year, staff decided to banish the […]

25th January 2017 | By | Reply More
The Hampstead Wells and Campden Trust Receives £8,382 Christmas Donation from LifeCare Residences

The Hampstead Wells and Campden Trust Receives £8,382 Christmas Donation from LifeCare Residences

Leading retirement village operator, LifeCare Residences, has raised £8,382 for The Hampstead Wells and Campden Trust following its Route 66 bike ride from their Grove Place retirement community in Romsey, Hampshire, to Battersea Place, opposite Battersea Park in London.   As the second consecutive year that LifeCare Residences has embarked on this bike-led charity fundraiser, […]

16th January 2017 | By | Reply More
Head of hospitality appointed at retirement village

Head of hospitality appointed at retirement village

Buckshaw Retirement Village has appointed a new head of hospitality to manage all the site’s catering services. Gary Williams, a professionally qualified and highly experienced catering manager, joins the Lancashire organisation at a time of further investment in staff and facilities. Gary, 52, who has managed kitchens within the health and hotel sectors for more […]

18th November 2016 | By | Reply More
Topping out ceremony marks milestone for retirement village

Topping out ceremony marks milestone for retirement village

Audley St George’s Place, the luxury retirement village in Edgbaston, celebrated the completion of the roof of its centrepiece building, St George’s House, with a Topping Out ceremony on Friday 23rd September.   Nick Sanderson, CEO of Audley Retirement welcomed guests including Dr Keith G Bradshaw, High Sheriff of West Midlands, Audley owners and members […]

28th October 2016 | By | Reply More
£200 million programme for Retirement Villages Group

£200 million programme for Retirement Villages Group

The Retirement Villages Group (RVG), the UK’s leading provider of luxury retirement communities, has announced ambitious plans to significantly expand its portfolio of high end villages. RVG operates 14 high-end retirement villages – and is the market leader in the UK – focused in the South of England.  The company has its largest development programme […]

14th October 2016 | By | Reply More
Audley Retirement breaks ground on new luxury retirement village in Bristol

Audley Retirement breaks ground on new luxury retirement village in Bristol

Dr Liam Fox, North Somerset MP and Nick Sanderson, CEO of Audley Retirement, officially broke ground on Friday at Audley Redwood, the luxury retirement village located just minutes from the historic town of Clifton. A ceremony attended by over 50 guests marked the first step in the renovation of the grounds of the former Redwood […]

26th September 2016 | By | Reply More
Audley Retirement appoints CFO as part of long term growth strategy

Audley Retirement appoints CFO as part of long term growth strategy

Audley Retirement, the luxury retirement village operator, has strengthened its team with the appointment of Jon Austen, who joins as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer.   Austen will be a key figure in Audley’s ambitious five year growth plans and his primary role will be to govern corporate finance activity, following Audley’s recent £200m […]

12th July 2016 | By | Reply More
National Audit Office exposes enormous human and financial cost from ‘bed-blocking’

National Audit Office exposes enormous human and financial cost from ‘bed-blocking’

The health and social care system’s management of discharging older patients from hospital does not represent value for money, according to the National Audit Office in a report launched yesterday The spending watchdog estimates that the gross annual cost to the NHS of treating older patients in hospital who no longer need to receive acute […]

27th May 2016 | By | Reply More
Moorfield raises £170m to grow Audley, retirement village developer and operator

Moorfield raises £170m to grow Audley, retirement village developer and operator

Moorfield has successfully raised a new fund (Moorfield Audley Real Estate Fund – “MAREF”) with £170m of equity to acquire Audley Court Limited – “Audley”, one of the UK’s leading retirement village developers and operators. MAREF has attracted institutional investors from the US and continental Europe and, alongside Moorfield and Audley management led by the […]

6th February 2016 | By | Reply More
‘Duke of Edinburgh for over 50s’ helps Glenview Court keep active

‘Duke of Edinburgh for over 50s’ helps Glenview Court keep active

Tenants at a Motherwell Retirement Housing Development have embarked on a mission to stay active by taking part in a global initiative for the over 50s.   With the support of a group of volunteers from the local church, Daziel Parish, fifteen tenants from Glenview Court have become involved in The Discovery Award – a […]

24th December 2015 | By | Reply More
Sir Howard Bernstein marks start-on-site of Belong Morris Feinmann care village

Sir Howard Bernstein marks start-on-site of Belong Morris Feinmann care village

Manchester City Council CEO, Sir Howard Bernstein, has officially launched the development of a new £12m Belong care village in Didsbury, Manchester, performing the ceremonial cutting of the turf to mark the occasion.   The project sees specialist care operator, Belong, collaborate with the Morris Feinmann Homes Trust, an organisation providing financial support for the […]

18th November 2015 | By | Reply More
Retirement Village celebrates Living Wage commitment

Retirement Village celebrates Living Wage commitment

The Living Wage Foundation is pleased to announce that Middleton Hall Retirement Village, in County Durham, has become the first accredited adult social care provider in the North East to become a Living Wage employer.   The Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Middleton Hall Retirement Village, near Darlington, regardless of whether they […]

6th November 2015 | By | Reply More
Audley Retirement Villages CEO comments on Age UK, ‘No one should have no one’ report

Audley Retirement Villages CEO comments on Age UK, ‘No one should have no one’ report

Nick Sanderson, CEO, Audley Retirement Villages: “Today’s report from Age UK highlights how serious loneliness can be. While it’s important these issues are addressed, our attention should be focused on prevention rather than cure. Recent research by the ILC has already identified that residential housing with flexible care provision (extra care) can have a huge […]

5th November 2015 | By | Reply More
Castleoak secures £13 million deal to deliver independent living apartments for Anchor

Castleoak secures £13 million deal to deliver independent living apartments for Anchor

Specialist construction and development partner for retirement living, Castleoak, has announced a £13m contract win with Anchor. The deal will deliver a retirement village of luxury independent living cottages and apartments in Haywards Heath, Sussex. Anchor is England’s largest not-for-profit provider of housing and care for older people. The £13 million development at Haywards Heath […]

19th October 2015 | By | Reply More
Kate Adie opens sensory garden at Dorset retirement community

Kate Adie opens sensory garden at Dorset retirement community

BBC journalist and presenter Kate Adie has just opened a new Sensory Garden in the grounds of local retirement community, Somerleigh Court in Dorset.   The legendary journalist and presenter opened the new garden, intended for use by the Somerleigh Court residents, particularly those with a diagnosis of dementia, in the presence of the retirement […]

2nd October 2015 | By | Reply More
Energetic residents cycle to Timbuktu as survey reveals over 65s want to exercise more

Energetic residents cycle to Timbuktu as survey reveals over 65s want to exercise more

ACTIVE residents and staff at an award-winning retirement village have clocked up the fitness miles as new figures reveal that the majority of over 65s want to do more exercise but face a range of barriers.   Middleton Hall Retirement Village, near Darlington, held a fitness challenge leading up to a Wellbeing Weekend event with […]

28th September 2015 | By | Reply More
70% of older people want to do more exercise but face multiple barriers to active lifestyles

70% of older people want to do more exercise but face multiple barriers to active lifestyles

Research commissioned by the UK trade body for retirement villages and extra care housing has revealed a majority of over 65s want to do more exercise, but face a range of practical and financial barriers. The NHS guidelines for over 65s recommend around 2.5 hours of moderate exercise and muscle strengthening per week. However, the […]

18th September 2015 | By | Reply More
Extra care facilities are a simple answer to an ageing population-Comment from Audley Retirement

Extra care facilities are a simple answer to an ageing population-Comment from Audley Retirement

Demand for homes has never been more apparent in the UK. Up and down the country government and developers are rushing to provide quality, affordable housing for the 220,000 new households expected to form in England each year over the next decade,[1] as our population grows and the property ladder becomes more crowded.   The […]

17th September 2015 | By | Reply More
£12.5m Weybridge retirement living scheme opens its doors to public

£12.5m Weybridge retirement living scheme opens its doors to public

Castleoak and Anchor celebrate opening of marketing suite at £12.5m retirement living scheme in Weybridge Anchor and construction partner Castleoak have celebrated the opening of the show suite at its £12.5m luxury retirement living development in Weybridge, Surrey. Over 60 people visited the new show suite during its opening weekend, providing a first preview of […]

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