Birchgrove: our story


At Birchgrove we believe that no matter where we live, we just want to feel at home. And just because we’re now ‘getting on a bit’ doesn’t mean that our home has to become an institution. So we’ve tried to build a place that many different people can call home.



My name is Honor and I’m the MD of Birchgrove. Watch our video to find out what some of our residents are looking forward to at Birchgrove.

I’d love to hear what you think about what makes a home for you because it’s different things to different people, and I’m not going to settle until we’ve got it just right for you.

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A new brand for the UK retirement living market.

Birchgrove is developing a portfolio of high quality assisted living apartments. The first development in Sidcup, Kent, Queensgate Apartments, is now open and home to our first residents. 

At Birchgrove it’s our intention to act as a guide for you whilst you’re making your own choices about how and where you want to live. Often this is best done by coming to visit you at home to listen to what is important to you, instead of showing you what we think you need.

Because our apartments are not for sale, you’ll find our retirement Advisors are not trying to sell you anything, rather they are here to help you consider your options. Please use the contact form to indicate if you would like to arrange a home visit, or book an appointment to our show suites.

We also hold viewings for industry professionals every Wednesday at 10am.


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Birchgrove is backed by Bridges Fund Management. Bridges has a strong track record of successful development in the care sector having delivered 14 care and retirement developments to date. Bridges Fund Management has appointed Castleoak as our specialist development and construction partner. 

Bridges Fund Management is a specialist fund manager focused exclusively on sustainable and impact investment, with offices in London and New York. Since 2002, the firm has raised over £900m to invest in SMEs, properties and social sector organisations that are helping to tackle some of society’s biggest challenges, with a focus on four themes: health & wellbeing, education & skills, sustainable living and underserved markets.


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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.


Ready to make yourself at home?

Our show suites at Queensgate Apartments are now open. Viewing highly recommended. Call us on 020 3929 5599 to book a guided tour, or complete form.

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