Retirement village grows to meet demand for extracare

Posted on July 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

A £5.4 million investment programme is nearing completion at a retirement village in Warwickshire. Richmond Villages – part of Barchester Healthcare – which is building and managing retirement villages in the UK and Ireland, is increasing accommodation at Richmond Bede Village near Bedworth by almost 50 per cent. The village in Hospital Lane contains privately-owned properties set in spacious landscaped gardens, where residents have their own restaurants, café-bar, shop, hair salon, library and bowling green. More than £4 million has been spent on 46 new luxury suites, each with its own sitting room, bedroom, kitchenette and bathroom ensuite. Richmond Villages managing director Keith Cockell said the new suites – costing from £98,000 to £130,000 – were in response to the growing demand for “close care” living. “People are increasingly aspiring to live somewhere better than in a single room in a care home,” said Mr Cockell. “They regard these luxurious suites – where they can entertain their family and fr

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