4 July 2024

New phase of luxury retirement village

We've broken ground on a major phase of work at Wadswick Green, a new luxury retirement community at a former MoD Naval College near Corsham in Wiltshire.

The project, worth £18.1 million, will see Beard build the last two apartment blocks in the development which will be known as Walnut Lane. Eight out of 10 apartment blocks have been completed and are mostly occupied.

The two new three-storey apartment blocks will house 45 individual apartments. One of the blocks will be split into four communal cores, each core with its own communal entrance hall with passenger lift and staircase for each. The other block will be similar but with three communal cores.

We are thrilled to be involved in this project and look forward to delivering great accommodation as part of this innovative retirement village. It’s a great opportunity to showcase our expertise and experience in building high-quality, sustainable developments.

Jamie Harwood, Swindon Director

To achieve maximum energy efficiency, air source heat pumps and photovoltaic arrays will be installed to generate heating and supplementary electrical power, and mechanical ventilation with heat recovery in each apartment.

We've worked closely with Rangeford Villages to shield residents in the existing apartments from any nuisance from construction, implementing measures such as noise and dust controls.

One of several retirement villages from Rangeford Villages, Wadswick Green is expected to be completed in November 2025. Along with accommodation, it also features The Pavilion, a social hub including a spa, shop and restaurant, and a village hall.

We are very excited to be very near completing the latest in our collection of luxury retirement villages. Our villages are exciting, innovative and contemporary and we offer the best quality of accessible accommodation including very high energy efficiency standards. With their impressive track record in luxury senior living and sustainable development, Beard is an ideal partner in helping us deliver this final phase.

Howard Nankivell, CEO, of Rangeford Villages

Quattro Design Architects Ltd are the architects on the project and Hydrock the engineering consultants. 

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