Eagle Radio 11 April 2019

Abandoned Woking building site to become retirement homes

Over 50 luxury retirement homes are set to be built at an old Woking building site. 

The new appartments will be located on Holly Bank Road - which previously housed a 38-bed care home. 

The building had been vacant since 2013 and was eventually demolished in 2016. 

To mark the launch of the new development, Birchgrove held a ground-breaking ceremony on 12 March.

It was attended by local residents, Mark Elliott, Chairman of Birchgrove and Craig Currie, CEO of construction partner Castleoak.

Honor Barratt, Managing Director at Developer Birchgrove, said: 

“It’s a privilege to call Woking the home of our second development.

"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.

"We are over the moon to have already registered a number of enquiries and are looking forward to seeing our community becoming a part of the wider Woking area.”


Birchgrove Woking Kitchen Sketch Birchgrove Woking Kitchen Sketch

Birchgrove’s Woking site will mirror the quality and specifications of its flagship building in Sidcup, which welcomes its first residents this year.

Once completed, residents can choose to rent a one- or two-bedroom apartment and benefit from a number of onsite amenities.

These include onsite dining, a communal terrace, a gym, bar and club room as well as a hair salon.

Regular events and outings to the city will contribute to an exciting living experience within a friendly community of like-minded people.

Birchgrove Woking Dining Room Sketch Birchgrove Woking Dining Room Sketch

Barratt adds:

“For many, the idea of selling up and buying a retirement property is not only stressful but also a financially unattractive option."High stamp duty rates and the knowledge that some retirement properties don’t tend to gain value are tough facts to accept. Renting, on the other hand, allows homeowners to release equity from the sale of their property and live an overall more flexible lifestyle.”

For more information, please visit www.birchgrove.life or contact the team on 020 3929 5599.