Audley Group, the UK’s leading provider of retirement villages, today announces it has exchanged on the historic Headley Court near Leatherhead in Surrey.

The 23-acre site has most recently been home to The Help for Heroes Rehabilitation Complex which has now relocated to state-of-the-art facilities at Stanford Hall in Lincolnshire.

The Jacobean style Grade II listed mansion and stables were completed in 1899 and subject to planning, Audley is proposing a sensitive heritage conversion to an Integrated Retirement Community. The village will comprise of a number of units, with apartments, communal facilities, including health and wellness facilities, swimming pool and restaurant, in the listed Mansion House and adjoining stables.

Audley specialises in the sensitive conversion and onward stewardship of listed buildings into first class retirement living villages and will be consulting with the local planning authority and local community over the coming months before a planning application is submitted.

John Nettleton, Group Land Director at Audley Group, said: “Headley Court is an exceptional and striking property, steeped in military history and with fantastic grounds. Audley already has an extensive portfolio of villages located both in sites of historic significance and new developments, and Headley Court will be a fabulous addition as we aim to deliver on our purpose of providing much needed retirement living options to meet demand in this growing market.

“The provision of high quality, later life living options with on-site wellbeing and care options helps people live better for longer in thriving communities. It is also becoming increasingly well recognised amongst policy makers and investors as a critical component when it comes to addressing the social care crisis. We are looking forward to working with local stakeholders and helping ensure that Headley Court is sympathetically converted and becomes a benefit to both future owners and the wider surrounding community.”

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