Graham selected to build Wycliffe Park retirement village in UK
October 12, 2020 – Graham has secured a £35m contract from Royal London, a UK-based mutual insurer, to design and build a new retirement village, Wycliffe Park, in England, UK.
The project, located in Horsley Green near High Wycombe, is aimed at providing specialised accommodation for senior people. Wycliffe Park is set across four cluster blocks around the 25-acre site.
It will comprise of 156 highly accessible and well-designed one- and two-bedroom independent living apartments.
Under the contract, Graham will also build the communal facilities, including a central clubhouse which will comprise of a reception area, restaurant, and a multi-purpose room.
The project will feature a convenience shop, a laundry room, scooter storage, and management offices. It will also include a spa with a swimming pool and a hairdressing salon.
The retirement village will include a kitchen garden, bowling green and safe walk trails.
Royal London developments head Philip Sutton said: “I am delighted to appoint Graham for this important project that is our first foray into the retirement village sector.
“Graham’s support during the procurement process has been key to concluding the appointment and we look forward to working with them over the next two years to deliver this high-quality development.”
Work on the site has already started and will be completed by summer 2022. Upon completion, Wycliffe Park retirement village will be operated by Audley, a developer and manager of luxury retirement villages.
Graham London office director Rob Joyce said: “Graham has a proven experience in the delivery of both residential accommodation and state-of-the-art specialist facilities.
“We will be bringing these capabilities together under one design and construction programme that allows the future Wycliffe Park operator to provide its residents with the services that support their continued independence in a high-quality living and leisure environment.”