Retirement and Care

Grove Place Retirement Village
Southampton, Hampshire

Client: LifeCare Residences Ltd

  • Town planning

  • Ecology

  • Landscape architecture

  • Heritage

The practice was appointed to help deliver a new continuing care retirement village at a grade-I listed Elizabethan house in an attractive rural location near Southampton, that had previously been occupied by a private school.

The project involved careful negotiations with a number of key stakeholders including English Heritage (now Historic England), Natural England, the local community and the council in order to agree an appropriate scheme.

We were able to successfully demonstrate that a sensitive conversion and redevelopment of the house in its historic gardens could create a retirement village that would offer a sustainable long-term use for the listed building and its setting.  The final scheme delivered 115 units with complementary leisure and service facilities.