1983 – Beaumont Healthcare founded by Nick Sanderson and Dr Andrew MacDonald
1984 – Beaumont opens the UK’s first private sector, purpose-built care home
1984 – 1987 – Beaumont opens 12 care homes and gains reputation for award-winning communities and quality of accommodation and service
1988 – Beaumont launches Close Care, houses for sale adjacent to its care communities allowing independent living with care and hotel services
1988 – 1990 – Beaumont opens seven Close Care projects
1990 – Beaumont acquired by PPP (Private Patients Plan), a health insurer, now part of the AXA Group
1991 – Audley founded by Nick Sanderson to develop concept of luxury retirement homes with care services in partnership with the care sector
1991 – 1998 – we develop 30 sites in partnership with housing associations and local authorities
1999 – Audley open Willicombe Park in Royal Tunbridge Wells. It wins a prestigious Best Retirement Property award as well as conservation awards for the refurbishment of the Victorian mansion at the centre of the scheme
2000 – We open Hollins Hall in Harrogate, now a thriving community
2004 – 2008 – Audley acquire five sites for new retirement villages
2008 – Recognised as one of the UK’s primary innovators of retirement villages
2008 - Receive backing from major financial organisation, the Moorfield Group
2012 – Pushed ahead with plans to build further luxury retirement villages across the UK
2013 - Launched Audley Inglewood, as well as opened Robinson Court at St Elphin's Park, and began construction of Chalfont Dene
2014 - Audley Binswood is launched in Leamington Spa
2015 - Audley begins construction on Redwood, in Bristol, and Ellerslie, in Malvern. Construction of further property phases continues within existing villages across the UK with Chalfont Dene in Buckinghamshire and St George's Place in Edgbaston due to open in 2016.
2015 - Audley is acquired for £158 million by a newly created Fund called Moorfield Audley Real Estate Fund. The Fund was created especially for the purpose of buying Audley and is backed by many who were previously investors through the Moorfield Fund which owned Audley. The intention is to create a structure with a longer life to allow Audley to continue to grow in a more secure and long term ownership arrangement.
2016 - Audley launches sister company Mayfield Villages to the meet modern retirement living gap. Mayfield Villages offers a similar product to Audley Retirement’s luxury retirement villages, but at a lower price point.
2016 - Audley Chalfont Dene officially opens in Chalfont St Peter
2016 - Audley acquire, subject to planning, three new sites for retirement villages
2017 - Audley St George's Place officially opens
2017 - Audley Cooper's Hill starts selling