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Mayfield Watford planning permission approved

May 16, 2018

  • Mayfield Villages secures permission to develop its first village in Watford
  • The finished village will offer 253 contemporary retirement properties
  • Mayfield Villages will complement the established luxury Audley Villages, addressing the growing need for quality retirement accommodation

Mayfield Villages, the new retirement villages proposition from Audley Group, has
secured planning permission to begin work on its first site in Watford.

Mayfield addresses the increasing demand for modern, mainstream retirement
accommodation in the UK. This new type of village will transform the way in which older
people live by offering high quality, modern housing. Watford is the 19th site within the
portfolio of Audley Group, the UK’s leading provider of luxury retirement villages, and
continues the Group’s unbroken record in achieving planning permission for new

Once complete, the village will become a 25,824 sqm vibrant retirement village with 253 properties. It will be centered around the Mayfield Club, to include a buzzing bar, bistro,
swimming pool, village hall, fitness rooms and spa. Mayfield owners will automatically
become members of the club, and the facilities will 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 £262,500.

Nick Sanderson, CEO, Audley Group, said: “Planning permission for our first Mayfield
site is a key milestone in meeting the demand for high quality retirement housing across
the UK. The support of the local authorities and communities has always been incredibly
important to us, and we hope to continue our good relationships as we build Mayfield
Watford. Having the village as part of a wider regeneration of the area is an exciting
opportunity, and we look forward to welcoming visitors to the health club and

Mayfield Watford will form part of Watford Riverwell, a £400 million mixed use
regeneration partnership between Watford Borough Council and Kier Property. The
partnership will revive the area around Watford Hospital to deliver an exciting new
community comprising of new homes, shops, community facilities, schooling, jobs and
public open spaces.

As with the original Audley Villages model, all Mayfield villages will provide 24 hour onsite
care provided by Mayfield Care. This is registered and audited by the Care Quality
Commission (CQC) and operated by the same team behind Audley Care. A total of 1,250
units are planned at Mayfield Villages sites over the next five years.