Month: December 2019


Planning has been granted for Audley Villages’ Cobham scheme, designed by Gaunt Francis Architects.

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We are thrilled to have received planning approval for a care community of 74 residential homes in the village of Cobham in Surrey.

Gaunt Francis Architects were commissioned by Audley to prepare designs for a new retirement village at Fairmile Lane and to create a care-led development with a variety of accommodation for older people to lead a fulfilled retirement by providing a sympathetic, safe environment in close proximity to Cobham town centre.

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Our proposal for the site comprises 74 two-bedroom apartments along with a luxurious Health and Well-being Spa, Restaurant and Bistro. The site benefits from substantial and continuous tree planting, which helps to retain the local character and to create an attractive internal environment and green setting. A high-quality landscape structure is key to Audley care communities and will be at the heart of this new development.

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Gaunt Francis Architects Director, Gavin Birt, said: “We are delighted with this result and remain grateful that Audley continue to invest in our design studio, which has now created a suite of high-end care communities.

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This 1.48-hectare site provides an ideal location for its development into a much-needed retirement village for the residents of Surrey and will create a community that is comfortable, distinctive and that exudes quality”.