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Assisted living for the independently minded

We're delighted to be proud winners of the Health Investor Senior Housing Awards 2021 in two categories!


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Beautiful and comfortable retirement apartments are lovely – 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, 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 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 are tailored to the individual, so you only pay for what you need.

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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 2020, 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.

Queensgate Apartments, Sidcup. From Sidcup - to anywhere.

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.

Our apartments are future-designed to be practical and accessible. Every detail has been thought through to ensure you have a home in which you can live independently, securely and happily.


Woodbank Apartments, Woking. A welcome addition.

The town of Woking 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.

Show suite is open. Viewing is highly recommended and by appointment only.


Lower Mill Apartments, Ewell Village

Located within the Ewell Village Conservation Area to the South West of London and characterised by the historic nature of the Mill House and the Hogsmill River which runs along the southern boundary of the site with an attractive woodland beyond.

With a total of 53 self-contained, independent one- and two-bedroom apartments and over 30 different layouts to pick from, we're sure to have one that's just right for you.

This modern development is tastefully designed for comfort and relaxation. Show suite open. Viewing by appointment only.


Godalming, Surrey

A prime, unutilised location in Godalming town centre. We are delighted to have secured 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.

Our Story

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.

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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

To find out more about a Birchgrove retirement community call us on 020 3929 5599 or complete form. Our show suites are open and viewing is highly recommended.

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