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.

Smart living for
the un-retiring

Stuart Court | 16 September 2015 |

Coming Soon. A new addition of 5 houses and 2 apartments to the existing exclusive development Stuart Court managed by Cognatum, a leading company in its field. Designed for the new generation of un-retiring 55+, it is set in the unspoilt Cotswold village of Minchinhampton, with Stuart Court less than 10 minutes walk to shops,a church, a library, doctor’s surgery, dentist, post office , chemist , restaurants, a golf course and other sporting facilities.

Environ is delighted to be associated with Cognatum, who offer a comprehensive management service organised by estate managers who are also available for advice and respond to emergencies. The ethos is to provide a service for those who want a more relaxed way of life without sacrificing standards, or wish perhaps to spend more time abroad and want a secure and maintained home whilst they are away. The services to residents operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Set amidst gracious parkland grounds the new development will be centred around a contemporary water garden. The very spacious and luxurious 2 bedroom, 2 ensuite Lifetime Homes, some with upstairs study, will be constructed to Environ’s exacting standards- oak flooring, underfloor heating, large sliding treble glazed doors and windows, Domus tiles, balconies, Duravit sanitary ware, Pyram kitchens and generous storage making them light and airy, and easy to run. Provision has been made  to install a small 2 man lift at a future date should this be required. Materials on the exterior are low maintenance  with fully landscaped courtyard gardens with built-in seating. Environ include many extras as standard.

The 2 bedroom apartments are exceptionally spacious, the first floor one accessed via a lift. The ground floor apartment has a fully landscaped courtyard garden too. Both have impressive views over the communal garden to the front.

Register your interest today in our light and airy homes- this is a rare opportunity not to be missed! There is much interest already in this unique development.

For pre-launch details of contemporary living at Stuart Court please ring Sarah on 01732 848316 or email enquiries@environcommunities.com