Retirement Village Group announces the completion of latest multi-million redevelopment

The build of the new, state-of-the-art luxury apartments marks the end of the extensive regeneration of the Elmbridge Village site in the property group’s impressive portfolio.

The Retirement Villages Group, who pioneered the concept of age-exclusive retirement villages in the UK 35 years ago, now boast 16 sites in their portfolio.

A substantial investment of £4.5 million was assigned to the redevelopment of the site and communal facilities at the 28-acre site situated in Cranleigh, Surrey.

After taking just 15 months, the project was completed in July, in conjunction with Castleoak, specialist development and construction partners to the retirement living and care sector.

“Castleoak is delighted to have delivered another successful project for Retirement Villages at Arun House.  This follows our recent work at both Elmbridge Manor and Charters Village.  Our specialist team understands the customer’s exacting requirements, and work collaboratively to deliver.  Our purpose as a business is to create quality living space, and I believe we’ve achieved this again at Arun House” said Doug Jones, Managing Director at Castleoak.

The initial phase of the build saw a new central clubhouse, Elmbridge Manor, constructed, housing a main hall, onsite restaurant, private dining room and kitchen, bar and lounge and a library, shop and surgery, along with 19 new apartments.

The recently opened apartments at Arun House comprise six one and fourteen two bedroom, high-spec apartments, including two penthouses.  This marks the completion of the Elmbridge Village redevelopment.

Will Crawford, Group Development Director at RVG commented:

“The redevelopment of the previous site, clubhouse and new properties at Arun House means that we are consistently ensuring that we are offering the latest in retirement living design and functionality, underpinning the lifestyle our residents enjoy. We are delighted to have successfully achieved PC on another development with Castleoak.”

Demand was high for the new homes and 25% of the apartments were sold off-plan; Elmbridge Village now offers more than 190 apartments and 85 bungalows onsite.

RVG has also recently broken ground on its newest development Debden Grange in Newport, Essex and chose Castleoak again as its construction partner. This project  is set to be completed by Spring 2020 while Roseland Parc in Tregony, Cornwall is welcoming new owners to its latest Walled Garden project.