Gifford Lea Retirement Village – Projects

Gifford Lea Retirement Village

Client: Inspired Villages
Sector: Living
Size: 48 assisted living apartments
Value: £35M
Location: Tattenhall, Cheshire
Status: In Progress
Internal Team: Andrew Smith
Ian Mellor

Appointed as Executive Architect, we utilised our extensive knowledge of the retirement living sector and project delivery skills to ensure the completed village reflects the concept design.

The site is located eight miles from Chester in Tattenhall Village and enjoys countryside views across the Bolesworth Estate.

Phase one is a timber frame construction which completed in 2017 and consists of 48 village apartments across eight separate buildings. Each building has a variety of apartment numbers, ranging from two to ten apartments and providing a mix of one-bed and two-bed types as walk-up units or level access either at ground level or from a communal stair and lift core. The landscaping between the buildings has been carefully designed to ensure a village setting is created whilst also providing semi private and private amenity space.

Phase two is a steel frame construction which completed in summer 2019 and creates the village core including private dining spaces, brasserie restaurant, café, bar, fitness suite, spa, swimming pool, games rooms and hotel services, along with 56 apartments inclusive of village apartments, assisted living suites and larger panorama and penthouse apartments.

Phase three will create a further 48 village apartments across eight additional buildings.