Children from Oliver House School and Nick Sanderson, CEO of Audley Group, officially marked the start of construction at Audley Nightingale Place, the luxury retirement village in Clapham, on Wednesday morning. 

Eight students of the school, which neighbours the site, were chosen to bury a time capsule which included pictures of what the children and their classmates want to be when they grow up. A £10 note, stamp, image of the old building and front page of the day’s newspaper were also placed in the time capsule, which was buried under what will soon be Audley’s first London retirement village. 

On completion, Audley Nightingale Place will consist of 94 one, two and three-bedroom apartments overlooking Clapham Common, designed to the highest specification and combined with flexible care as and when needed. 

It will also be home to the Audley Club, offering luxurious facilities including a library, restaurant and bar, cinema, swimming pool and luxury health club which will be available to those living at Nightingale Place as well as the local community. 

Nick Sanderson, CEO of Audley Group, commented: “The burial of the time capsule marks the beginning of Audley’s first London development and it has been fantastic to include the children of Oliver House School in our journey. We have a proud history of working closely with local communities wherever we have villages, and we hope this is the start of many collaborations with our Clapham neighbours. 

“Audley Nightingale Place’s location is unparalleled. Offering aspirational properties and luxurious facilities with access to some of the greatest restaurants, theatres, and sporting venues in the world, the village has already received an overwhelming level of interest. This simply highlights the need for more innovative and luxury retirement living options in the capital.” 

The retirement village will welcome its first property owners in 2020 following the completion of the first phase of development.