Plans submitted for Retirement Community in Weybridge

In partnership with Amicala, a leading later living operator, Socius are pleased to submit plans for a new Integrated Retirement Community at Members Hill in Weybridge, Surrey.

The plans include 205 purpose-built, age-appropriate homes for sale alongside a range of amenities that will be accessible to the wider community including shops, a hydro-pool, exercise studio and café, enabling residents to live active and healthy lives.

The new community is proposed for a 10-acre site close to Weybridge town centre, previously utilised as the UK headquarters for JTI. The design includes the sensitive repurposing of existing buildings on the site saving over 3,000 tonnes of CO2 and on-site renewable energy generation. The new homes will sit within new landscaped green space, achieving a significant increase in biodiversity. The plans have been submitted following extensive public consultation.

Members Hill is the second partnership between Amicala and Socius following plans to deliver an Integrated Retirement Community at the former St Christopher’s school in Bristol.

Members Hill

Henry Lumby, Chief Development Officer, Amicala, said:

“Our plans will provide much needed new homes for local older people seeking to right-size within their local community. This green and vibrant community-setting will integrate with the wider community to combat isolation, boost wellbeing and support residents to live healthier, happier lives.

“These extra care facilities have been shown to reduce pressure on the local NHS and wider care system, whilst also freeing-up local family sized homes.”

Doug Higgins, Project Director said:

“Our vision for Members Hill is to sustainably repurpose existing buildings on the site to deliver much needed senior living accommodation in a community setting. We are proud to be partnering again with Amicala to deliver this new model for integrated retirement living which blends high-quality purpose-built homes, healthcare provision, wellbeing facilities and green spaces to support residents and also the wider community in living active and healthy lives.”