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Assisted living for the independently minded

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The safety of our residents and staff is of paramount importance to us. Find out more about the extensive measures we have put in place to keep you, our residents, staff and visitors safe.


Beautiful and comfortable retirement apartments are nice – but what really makes your house your ‘home’?

Feeling like you’re amongst friends. Waking up every morning feeling happy, safe and confident your day can go wherever you want it to. Knowing you’re somewhere you choose to be, where you can truly express yourself, personalise your surroundings and live life the way you want to live. These are some of the emotional things that make a home, and the kind of experiences we know are important to you.

(As well as beautiful and comfortable, our apartments are future designed to make living easier and better for those in later life!)

Buying an apartment in your retirement isn’t always the best option – so why should it be the only option?

Assisted living should always be flexible. We offer our apartments for rent because that just suits some people better. Alongside the rent we also charge a one-off membership fee.

Renting in retirement is getting more and more popular because it offers all the benefits of independent living without all the stress of owning a house. So not only is there no need for stamp duty costs or legal fees when you move in, you can also wave bye-bye to those day-to-day maintenance commitments, like building repairs and mowing your lawn.

It’s your retirement. Why not do more of the things you want to do, and less of the things you don’t?


We make apartments that you want to invite people around to.

We believe that the kind of home you want to show off to your friends a little will be the kind of home you’ll love living in. We offer one, two or three bedroom apartments that are smart, comfortable, light and secure. Great for socialising in, but just as good for relaxing in too.

Care & Support

The care and support we offer at Birchgrove is tailored to the individual, so you only pay for what you need.

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Respite Stays

For many people trying to adjust to life in a COVID world, a respite stay with us may be the answer. Birchgrove clients have the opportunity to stay in one of our fully furnished self-contained apartments to find out what it’s like to live in a retirement community.



We are developing a portfolio of high quality assisted living apartments. The first development Queensgate Apartments, in Sidcup, Kent opened its doors to residents in May 2019 and our expansion continues to take pace.

Queensgate Apartments, Sidcup. A great location for any occasion.

Because we’re in the London Borough of Bexley, there’s easy access to central London, Kent and the surrounding countryside. It means that when you’re in the mood for shopping, or eating out, or maybe exploring some of the history of the area, it’s all just a short trip away.

Discover our exceptional retirement apartments. Complete the form below to book your personal guided tour.


Woodbank Apartments, Woking. A welcome addition.

We're delighted to call Woking the home of our second retirement community. The town has so much to offer and is the ideal location for retirees who want to enjoy community living with easy access to the hustle and bustle of the big city. 
The new apartments will be located on Holly Bank Road, Hook Heath and will consist of 51 modern apartments with a range of onsite services and communal facilities.
The brand new show suite is now open. Viewing highly recommended by appointment only.

Lower Mill Apartments, Ewell

We have secured planning and works will commence in September 2019 for the development of 53 high quality assisted living apartments for people over 65 who want to live independently, but with support on hand.

This modern development will comprise of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, tastefully designed for comfort and relaxation. A range of communal facilities will also be available to include club room, restaurant, snug bar and private gardens, balcolnies and patios.


Godalming, Surrey

We are delighted to have completed the purchase of our fourth site - a prime, unutilised site in Godalming town centre. We are refining our design proposals for planning, to turn this unloved site into a smart and much needed later living development in this fantastic location. When complete, the development will be the first of its kind in the local area, both in terms of the quality and the scope of care services offered.

More information to follow in due course.

Our Story

Birchgrove is backed by the socially conscious financial support of Bridges Fund Management. Bridges is a social impact fund, which in laymans terms means they only back businesses that can make the world a better place. We believe that the current housing options for people over 65 exclude a large section of those who don't want to manage another house purchase. Assisted Living for rent is the missing piece in the housing puzzle; not right for all, but perfect for some.

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Arco Approved No Square

We are members of the Associated Retirement Community Operators (ARCO). We aim to operate all of our retirement communities according to the principles laid down in the ARCO Consumer Code. The Code sets high standards for operators and provides a benchmark for good practice.


Make yourself at home

Our show suites at Queensgate Apartments are now open. Viewing highly recommended. Or book a home visit. Call us on 020 3929 5599 or complete form.

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