Over 25 years of expertise

About Audley Group


  • Beaumont Healthcare founded by Nick Sanderson and Dr Andrew MacDonald


  • 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


  • 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


  • Beaumont acquired by PPP (Private Patients Plan), a health insurer, now part of the AXA Group


  • 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


  • Audley opens a luxury retirement village, 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


  • We open Hollins Hall in Harrogate, now a thriving community

2004 – 2008

  • Audley acquire five sites for new retirement villages


  • Recognised as one of the UK’s primary innovators of retirement villages
  • Receive backing from major financial organisation, the Moorfield Group


  • Pushed ahead with plans to build further luxury retirement villages across the UK


  • Launched Audley Inglewood
  • Opened Robinson Court at St Elphin's Park
  • Began construction of Chalfont Dene


  • Audley Binswood is launched in Leamington Spa 


  • 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
  • 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


  • 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
  • Audley Chalfont Dene officially opens in Chalfont St Peter
  • Audley acquire, subject to planning, three new sites for retirement villages


  • Audley St George's Place officially opens
  • Audley Cooper's Hill and Audley Ellerslie start selling


  • Audley Redwood officially opens
  • New Cobham site acquired
  • Audley Ellerslie in Malvern officially opens
  • Construction starts on Audley Stanbridge Earls in Romsey
  • The first London village, Audley Nightingale Place, starts selling


  • Construction starts at Nightingale Place in Clapham
  • Mayfield Watford starts selling properties
  • Audley Chalfont Dene Phase 3 completed
  • Audley Cooper's Hill in Surrey officially opens in October 2019
  • Audley Stanbridge Earls welcomes the first owners in December
  • Audley announces plans for its first carbon neutral development as part of a new phase at Inglewood, Berkshire
  • Joint venture established to deliver four new retirement villages
  • Planning secured at Cobham, Scarcroft and Sunningdale Park sites


  • Ground-breaking at Mayfield Watford (the first development for our sister brand Mayfield Villages)
  • Audley Nightingale Place is officially open


  • A £500mln joint venture with BlackRock Real Assets is set up, aiming to fund the development of three new retirement villages
  • Audley Wycliffe Park starts selling


  • The first Mayfield village is open in September, Mayfield Watford
  • Audley Sunningdale Park is officially open
  • Exchange on Audley Lingfield Grange site

  • Exchange on Headley Court site

  • Audley Scarcroft Park starts selling