Audley Group has been awarded Retirement Living Operator of The Year at this year’s RESI Awards. The awards bring together key players in residential property to celebrate the market’s successes.

This includes the work of leading developers, housing associates, investors, house builders and, of course, retirement living operators for their work in the retirement sector.

The Retirement Living Operator Of The Year award was in recognition of Audley’s continued investment into the retirement living sector, putting them at the forefront of
the revolution of this form of housing.

The award comes at a point of significant growth for the Audley Group, and the judges looked at:

  • Audley’s innovative move into the mid-market, with the purchase of Mayfield Villages’ first site in Watford. Due to open in 2020, this vibrant retirement community will provide 253 apartments to a new audience.
  • The Group’s move to support those wishing to reside in urban areas. Audley Villages signed a joint venture with Apache Capital to develop its first retirement village in the London area, in Clapham.
  • Audley’s outstanding care and employee survey results. In care, 90% rated the care as good or excellent, while 96% of staff are proud to work for Audley Group.
  • The Group’s financial stability and growth including a 39% YoY uplift in the number of units with planning consent and a 9% increase in land exchange.

Nick Sanderson, CEO, Audley Retirement, said: “We’re thrilled to have been awarded Retirement Living Operator of The Year at this year’s RESI Awards. The award is recognition for the fantastic work that continues all around the Audley Group, from land, to construction, to hospitality and care across our villages. 2017 was a landmark year for us, and I’m delighted to say that this has continued into 2018.

“Audley was founded in 1991 out of a desire to provide appropriate, aspirational properties and lifestyle options for people as they get older. We intend to continue to champion and reinvent the retirement property market to bring those options to the significant numbers of people across the UK that rightly demand better options, to live the retirement they deserve.”

Audley Group’s brands serve two distinct audiences. Audley Villages is the luxury retirement brand, delivering a first-class experience and award winning design to owners. Owners benefit from access to luxurious Audley Club facilities which include a restaurant, bar/bistro, library, a health and wellbeing centre and swimming pool. All owners can also take advantage of the highest quality care in their own home.

Mayfield Villages addresses the increasing demand for modern, mainstream retirement accommodation in the UK. Mayfield will offer the same level of service as Audley Villages, with high standards and excellent care, but at a lower price point.