Mayfield Watford, the new retirement village located near Watford town centre, launched its vision for the site at an event at Watford Football Club on Thursday 7th February.

The plans were unveiled by Nick Sanderson, CEO of Mayfield Villages, Paul Morgan, Managing Director of Operations, and Gary Langford, Regional Sales Manager. 

There is an increasing demand for modern, mainstream, mid-market retirement accommodation in the UK and Mayfield Watford will be the first village to address the gap that currently exists. Offering stylish, high quality living with a strong sense of community and inclusion while enabling people to maintain independence, Mayfield Watford aims to transform the way older people live. 

Mayfield Villages is part of the Audley Group, the leading provider of luxury retirement villages. Mayfield Watford is the 20th site within the portfolio and will be the very first Mayfield village. It will be home to 255 properties centred around the Mayfield Club, which will include a buzzing bar, café-bistro, swimming pool, village hall, fitness rooms and spa. Mayfield owners will automatically become members of the club, and the facilities will also be available to those in the local community.

A selection of one and two-bedroom apartments will be available for purchase, with one-bedroom properties starting from £295,000. 

The village will form part of Watford Riverwell, a £400 million mixed use regeneration partnership between Watford Borough Council and Kier Property that is reviving the area around Watford Hospital and delivering new homes, shops, community facilities and open spaces. 

Nick Sanderson, CEO, Mayfield Villages, said: “We have a different vision for the way older people should live and Mayfield Watford is the first step into this new era of retirement living. The village will be fresh, modern, and contemporary with a close sense of neighbourliness, but crucially with access to flexible care as and when people need it. Today’s unveiling of that vision has given us a fantastic opportunity to share our plans for the village with those in the local community. We look forward to welcoming our first owners in autumn 2020.”