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. 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.

Email me at honor@birchgrove.life

A new brand for the UK retirement living market.

Birchgrove is developing a portfolio of high quality assisted living apartments. The first development will be in Sidcup, Kent, Queensgate Apartments, which started construction in summer 2017 and is due to finish in spring 2019. Our brand new show suites are now open for viewing.


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 formally ARCO Prospective members and therefore aim to operate all our retirement communities according to the principles laid down in the ARCO Consumer Code.


Ready to make yourself at home?

Be one of the first to see our brand new apartments. Show suites now open. Viewing highly recommended. Call us on 020 3929 5599 to book a guided tour, or complete form.

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