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Property Week: Why later living is a positive investment

Property Week: Why later living is a positive investment

Property Week reports that billions of pounds of pension fund money have poured into two of the most successful alternative residential assets – build-to-rent (BTR) and purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA), yet there is a huge proportion of the population (15...

boom in demand for retirement living lets

boom in demand for retirement living lets

Specialist senior living properties to rent are set to jump by 160 per cent over five years, according to property consultancy Knight Frank. Today only 22% of those over 65 are tenants (private or social). But this will change. Owner-occupation has been falling and...

Later Living: The start of a trend

Later Living: The start of a trend

Pension funds have an increasing appetite to invest in physical retirement property assets that provide a long-term stable income for their members. A leading pensions provider has joined forces with a retirement homes developer and operator to build a new retirement...

Time for investors to care about ‘housing with care’

Time for investors to care about ‘housing with care’

Demand for all types of residential housing with an element of care is booming around the world. As this new blog by Paul Tostevin of Savills World Reasearch highlights, we’re on track for the worldwide number of over-65s to more than double to 1.5 billion by 2050,...

Savills: Why housing with care is appealing to investors

Savills: Why housing with care is appealing to investors

The July 'Impacts' report from Savills highlights the major opportunity for investors in ‘housing with care’. From independent-living housing schemes and retirement villages through to those with light-touch support, such as assisted living or extra care, it’s a gap...

Turbocharging retirement community development

Turbocharging retirement community development

A new report, 'Planning for Retirement; How Retirement Communities can help meet the needs of our ageing population', was launched today and contains several ‘bold but easily implementable’ reforms. Recommendations such as changes to planning rules, a government task...

New report – Design Principles for Extra Care Housing

New report – Design Principles for Extra Care Housing

Launched this week, this updated Housing LIN Factsheet no 6, now in its 3rd edition, describes key design principles and issues to consider when developing a brief for a new Extra Care Housing development. The factsheet is intended to be a practical tool for...

Urgent action needed to expand new models of care

Urgent action needed to expand new models of care

The UK needs to take urgent action to prevent falling even further behind other countries in the innovative delivery of new models of social care – a need which has been clearly demonstrated by the coronavirus crisis according to major investors, charitable providers,...

Too Little, Too Late? Housing for an ageing population

Too Little, Too Late? Housing for an ageing population

New report shows that nearly 60 per cent of surplus bedrooms lie in households inhabited by over-65s. Downsizing is crucial to tackling the UK’s skewed housing market. A new report by Professor Les Mayhew, Cass Business School and published by The Centre for the Study...

Property Week: Once in a lifetime opportunity

Property Week: Once in a lifetime opportunity

The renewal and repurposing of our town centres requires innovative thinking and a new approach from all the major stakeholders. The door that has opened is that of the need for more residential property. The opportunity to create a variety of housing – whether it be...

Later Living Housing Design – Learning from COVID-19

Later Living Housing Design – Learning from COVID-19

Future Street's architect, Stuart Carr, has been reflecting on the lessons we can learn for continuous improvement in Later Living Housing Design. He has just published an excellent article detailing his thoughts and you can find it here: Later Living Housing Design:...

Let’s bring generations together

Let’s bring generations together

An article in Property Week highlights the progressive vision for later living - where independence and wellbeing are at the heart of that offer. Guild Living is going to build city centre communities combining architecture and interiors that support ageing, but also...

COVID-19: The Value of later living

COVID-19: The Value of later living

In this article, leading later living architects describe how retirement villages are acting as de facto isolated communities, to provide a controlled environment for the elderly during the outbreak. Hubs where food and shopping can be delivered to residents by the...