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.
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!)
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, but 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 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.
The care and support we offer at Birchgrove are tailored to the individual, so you only pay for what you need.
For many people trying to adjust to life in a COVID world, a respite break 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.
People are loving the ease of our rental model and the speed at which you can move in. As a result, our portfolio of high quality assisted living apartments is growing rapidly. Our first development, Queensgate Apartments in Sidcup, Kent opened its doors to residents in May 2019. Woking followed in Autumn 2019, and Ewell is planned to open late 2021. We have several new sites to tell you about, including one at Godalming, and we'll update you on those as soon as we have more information.
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, eating out, or exploring some of this area's history, it’s all just a short trip away.
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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 big city's hustle and bustle.
Located in the beautiful village of Hook Heath, Woodbank Apartments offers a selection of fifty-one homes. Modern 1 and 2 bedroom apartments are spacious and the range of onsite services and communal facilities designed to create a friendly community lifestyle.
The brand new show suite is now open. Viewing is highly recommended and by appointment only.
We have secured planning and work is underway to develop fifty-three high-quality, assisted living apartments for people over 65 who want to live independently, yet have support on hand.
Opening Autumn 2021, this modern development will offer 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, tastefully designed for comfort and relaxation. As always, our shared spaces - club room, restaurant, snug bar, gardens, hallways, balconies and patios – are designed for people to meet and friendships grow.
We are delighted to have completed our fourth site's purchase - a prime, unutilised location 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, our development will be first of its kind in the local area, both in terms of quality and scope of care services on offer.
More information will follow in due course.
Birchgrove is backed by the socially conscious financial support of Bridges Fund Management. Bridges is a social impact fund, which in layman's terms means they only fund 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.
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.