Planning permission granted for retirement development in Royal Tunbridge Wells

PegasusLife, the specialist retirement living developer, has secured planning permission to transform the Arriva Bus Depot on St John’s Road, Royal Tunbridge Wells, into retirement apartments.

Plans for the site will see the depot redeveloped to create up to 89 retirement apartments, featuring a mixture of 1, 2 and 3 bed apartments that offer views across the town, with some apartments offering great views of the Wealden countryside.

To support the health and wellbeing of its residents, the site will also feature a number of carefully designed communal areas including a rooftop sitting room and bar, a cafe and a gym and as well as communal gardens. The site will also include a guest suite and resident car parking spaces.

Howard Phillips, CEO of PegasusLife commented,

“The historic Royal Tunbridge Wells is the perfect setting for our latest development and so we are delighted to have secured planning. We have worked hard to ensure the design of the site contributes sensitively to the surrounding area and we look forward to starting work on creating a development which will provide homes exclusively for those over 60.”

The project team for the site includes Barton Willmore (planning consultant) and architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM).

Kate Holland, Associate Planner at Barton Willmore says,

“The redevelopment of the former Arriva Bus Depot on St John’s Road into high-quality retirement apartments for PegasusLife is a great opportunity to bring forward a new residential use to brownfield land that will have a number of aesthetic and socio-economic benefits for the area.”