Higgins Partnerships has been awarded a £21 million contract to design and build a new retirement community development for Anchor Hanover Group at the former RAF Uxbridge site, West London.
The scheme will consist of 72 assisted living one and two bedroom apartments with communal spaces such as lounge, bistro, health and wellness suites, guest accommodation and staff rooms. There will also be above and below ground car parking and landscaping.
Research from Knight Frank forecasts that the UK’s senior living sector will grow by 10% over the next five years, resulting in 800,000 units in the overall senior housing sector by 2025.
Steve Leakey, Managing Director of Higgins Partnerships said, “With the rapid growth in the care home sector and demand for formal care likely to continue to rise as life expectancy increases, we are delighted to be have been awarded this contract by Anchor Hanover Group to deliver a high quality new care home project in Uxbridge.
“The later living market is a key sector for Higgins and we already have a wealth of experience, working closely with industry experts to deliver successful schemes which meet the needs of the community.”
The six storey building will be surrounded by landscaping, with dense evergreen shrubs planting to filter views of the building along with a residents communal garden with seating areas and raised planters. To the south of the site, there will be ornamental planting to provide seasonal interest and enhance the building facades.
The architect for the project is Tooley & Foster Partnership.
With almost 60 years’ experience, Higgins has established a reputation as one of the most forward thinking developer contractor companies in the UK. It is recognised as an award winning company delivering outstanding regeneration projects through joint venture partnerships composing of private sale, new build and refurbishment solutions.
Anchor Hanover is England’s largest not-for-profit provider of specialist housing and care for people in later life.