Audley receives permission to develop 12th luxury retirement village

Audley Retirement. has secured planning permission to begin work on the former Redwood Hotel and Country Club, continuing its unbroken record in achieving planning permission for its developments. The former country house hotel in Failand, North Somerset, on the edge of Bristol and five minutes from Clifton, will be Audley’s 12th retirement village in the UK, offering 124 luxury properties.

Work is planned to commence beginning of October. The site was previously Redwood Hotel and Country Club and will be developed with an Audley Club, including restaurant, bar/bistro, gym and pool, in the main building plus 124 units for sale.  Audley has more than 25 years’ experience providing high quality, tailored care and properties for older people.

John Nettleton, Land Director at Audley Retirement Villages, said: “We are excited to enter the next stage of development at Audley Redwood, especially as the site was previously so well regarded by the community. We are incredibly proud of our unbroken success in achieving planning permission which I believe can be attributed to three factors. We ensure an open and direct dialogue with local authorities and communities. We also work very hard to add value to the local communities, bringing jobs to the area and revitalising the surroundings.  Finally, we produce facilities that can be opened up to the wider community through the Audley Clubs which include fine dining restaurants as well as spas and gyms.

“Audley is committed to continuing the expansion we have enjoyed over the last few years. To do this, we need suitable land for development and are always searching for new possibilities. Our team was expanded earlier this year to do just that.”

The granting of planning permission not only reflects Audley Retirement’s sound business model but also the growth opportunity for the delivery of housing tailored to those over 55. Recent National House Building Council (NHBC)statistics show that housebuilders registered 2,337 homes in England specifically designed for older people in the first six months of the year, more than for the whole of last year.

Audley Retirement enables those who live there to live an independent and healthy retirement in their own properties and in a like-minded community. They enjoy full access to the Audley Club and its range of facilities with flexible care and support available should it become necessary. People 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 £350,000 to £800,000, to be confirmed at a later date.