Audley Cooper’s Hill Planning Permission Approved
Audley Retirement, the luxury retirement village operator, has secured planning permission to begin work on its latest development located in Englefield Green near Egham, Surrey. Continuing its unbroken record in achieving planning permission for new developments, Audley Cooper’s Hill will be the 13th addition to Audley’s portfolio, providing 78 luxury retirement properties.
At a public exhibition in October 2016, members of the community were granted previewed access to the plans submitted for the proposed development, with written feedback submitted on the night showing strong local support of the proposition.
Formerly part of Brunel University, the site is located within the 66 acres of the Magna Carta Park. The development will provide a selection of luxury 2 bedroom retirement properties for over 55s, along with facilities including a restaurant, bistro, library, health club and swimming pool, many of which are open to the wider community alongside property owners. Audley Cooper’s Hill is expected to open in early 2019.
Nick Sanderson, CEO of Audley said: “The Magna Carta Park and Victorian Gothic building are well known sites in Egham and we’re excited to be starting on the next chapter. We are now entering the next stage of development and taking steps towards preserving the site’s legacy.
“We always work hard to ensure that we add value to local communities. From bringing jobs to the area and revitalising the surroundings, to welcoming visitors to the health club and restaurants. This, along with our open and direct approach with the local authorities and communities, is why we are incredibly proud of our unbroken success in achieving planning permission.”
Audley now owns 15 villages and manages two more providing over 1,000 properties and will double this number of units over the next five years by completing its current villages as well as new site acquisitions. The villages enable owners to live an independent and healthy retirement in their own properties and enjoy full access to the Audley Club and its range of facilities with flexible care and support available should it become necessary. Owners buy their house or apartment from Audley and own it on a 125 year lease. Properties are available on a 125 year lease and prices range from approximately £620,000, to be confirmed at a later date.