A New Approach to Retirement Housing from Environ

Stuart Court | 4 October 2016 |

At Environ we have always been guided by our unique philosophy when it comes to home building. Now, in response to changes in the way the population is aging in the 21st century, we are turning our attention to retirement living, and designing luxurious and technically savvy homes for a growing demographic of ‘unretiring’ retirees. To do this, we’ve conducted some research into the nature of aging, and the key concerns and desires of an increasingly active retiring population...

This research has been fundamental in the development of our latest scheme: Stuart Court in Minchinhampton.

According to our research, the type of retirement homes currently available does not seem to tempt retirees from their larger, family homes, despite their desire to downsize. Retirees do not wish to leave a spacious, five bed house and downsize to a poky flat.

Because of people’s changing attitudes towards later life, Age UK states that ‘Even the term ‘retirement housing’ is problematic because it doesn’t necessarily fit with people’s self-perceptions’. Nowadays, many people of above retirement age continue to work and do not consider themselves truly ‘retired’ in the traditional sense.

Environ’s aim with our retirement housing is to create spacious, stylish homes for this new generation of active over 55s, where they can live in vibrant communities of like-minded retirees, avoiding any sense of institutionalism.

Residents at our new scheme Stuart Court in the Cotswolds will find that the stylish, spacious houses at the development are designed with this in mind.

This select development of just 5 cottages and two apartments forms an extension to an award-winning scheme in the heart Minchinhampton, one of the most idyllic Cotswold villages, 4 miles southeast of Stroud. The new spacious 2 bedroom properties are designed to suit the lifestyle and requirements of the new generation of 55+.

Residents will find en-suites are large and luxurious and that houses are designed for entertaining with plenty of kitchen space. Pocket doors provide flexible space – one minute a series of private spaces, and the next a large open plan area.

Environ’s aim in the creation of their new homes at Stuart Court is to provide a service for those who want a more relaxed way of life without sacrificing standards, and who wish to enjoy a relaxed, yet active retirement, in a stylish and comfortable home.

For more details see www.environcommunities.com or call Sarah Smith, Environ on 07432 682874.