Birchgrove appoints Real for Surrey later-living project
Later-living accommodation company Birchgrove has appointed contractor and developer Real to deliver an £18 million development comprising 54 extra-care residential rental units in Banstead, Surrey, Housing Digital has reported.
Several listed and ancillary buildings, including Grade II listed Banstead Place, will undergo internal and external alterations for 11 of the residential units.
Real’s chief executive Paul Nicholls said: “The quality of the design and the thought that has gone into making these homes attractive and welcoming has made the scheme an exciting one to be involved in, and we are ready for the challenge and responsibility that working within a conservation area will bring. Our teams are currently working on a variety of later-living products ranging from care homes to retirement villages meaning we can share best practice from across our portfolio as we develop the detailed design and deliver the projects.”
Honor Barratt, chief executive at Birchgrove, added: “We’re so delighted that Real have taken on this project – five acres of Surrey including a Grade II listed building, walled garden, stables, arboretum, and an ancient orchard. As our projects at Birchgrove get successively ambitious, we’re pleased to have a partner on board who can match our ambition and our need for pace.”