Runnymede, Englefield Green, Surrey
Located in the village of Englefield Green in Surrey, Audley has acquired a site in Magna Carta Park. Close to Runnymede, the River Thames and Windsor Great Park, the luxury retirement village will be situated within 66 acres of land, with impressive views over the surrounding landscape. Subject to planning approval the development will have a number of luxury retirement properties.
Audley is proposing to develop a care community for older people within the former Runnymede campus, incorporating some of the buildings of the original Royal Indian Engineering College.
The architecturally imposing Pillar and President’s Halls would be restored and the grand rooms used to provide Communal Facilities with apartments above. Parts of College Hall would be incorporated into new blocks of accommodation alongside.
The site would be used to provide a care community and so the development would continue to be categorised as the same planning Use Class as now.
Planning consent has already been granted, in 2011, for a smaller care community. The current application is to increase the number of units of accommodation from 59 to 78, which is required to make the extensive facilities (including restaurant, pool and health spa) and on-site care viable.
The increase in accommodation would be achieved with very little change to the consented footprint, with only the height of the new buildings being increased, although still remaining lower than the President’s Hall.
The apartments would provide high quality accommodation and facilities designed by award-winning Gaunt Francis Architects.
Audley is awaiting planning permission and, if consented, hope to begin construction in September 2016.
To express your interest in living at Audley Runnymede, please call 0808 169 2795.