Audley Chalfont Dene, the new development from Audley Retirement in Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire, has been officially opened at a VIP reception held by Nick Sanderson, chief executive of Audley and Baroness Sally Greengross OBE.
The village is home to 84 luxury properties as well as the Audley Club, situated in Chalfont House, all of which have been developed to reflect the traditional Arts and Crafts character of the Chilterns. Owners and members of the local community can enjoy the luxury facilities at the Audley Club, including a restaurant, bar lounge, gym and spa.
With more than 60% of the first phase sold already, Audley Chalfont Dene has seen great demand from over 65s looking for an independent and luxury environment for their retirement, showing the continued need for innovative and high quality retirement living options.
Baroness Sally Greengross OBE, president and chief executive of the International Longevity Centre UK, said: “The village, beautiful in its quintessential Chilterns style, is certainly a desirable location for those looking to maintain high quality of life in retirement.
“Our own research has found that living in a retirement village can have a significant impact on this quality of life, reducing feelings of loneliness and isolation. This is one of the many reasons that it’s a pleasure to be part of this next chapter for Audley.”
Nick Sanderson, CEO Audley Retirement, said: “We are immensely proud to open Audley Chalfont Dene to a new generation of owners and the surrounding community of Chalfont St Peter. For the team involved this has been a very exciting project: Chalfont Dene is surrounded by incredible countryside, and yet is the very first Audley village to be on a tube line.
“Everyone has a different view on what their retirement should look like. For those wanting to downsize into a smaller property, retirement villages allow them to make the most of their independence with the knowledge that care is there should they need it. Only by providing suitable, high quality housing for older generations will we be able to solve the housing crisis in the UK. We have an increasingly ageing population and to successfully navigate this shift in demographic we – society, government and industry – must change our way of thinking and bring innovative solutions to the market.”