Date: December 2015

RICHMOND WITNEY HOSTS PRE-CHRISTMAS ‘MEET YOUR NEIGHBOURS’ LUNCH

  • 95% of the first Village apartments already sold off-plan  

With construction of the new retirement village at Witney nearing completion, Richmond Villages and its construction company, BAM, have hosted an event for those who have already bought property off-plan to meet their new neighbours.

L-R: Mrs Sally Agnew and Mrs Anne Blackshaw chat with Wendy Middleton, Richmond Witney’s community relations manager.
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Lady Sylvia McLintock (left) former High Sheriff of Oxfordshire and Mrs Sheila Hurrell.
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Paddy Brice, managing director of Richmond Villages dining with Lady Sylvia McLintock.
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Magician, Sam Strange (right), entertains David Westerby, Richmond Witney village manager and some of the new residents.

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Christmas lunch for the new residents of Richmond Witney.

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Mark Young, senior sales adviser of Richmond Witney entertains Elisabeth Jenkins and other new residents.
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The bowling green at Richmond Witney

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Richmond Witney village reception
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Held recently at Witney Lakes Resort, some 40 guests joined members of the Richmond staff for a Christmas lunch to meet one another.

“A Richmond retirement village is all about the community – it’s the people who live there who make it what it is,” says Paddy Brice, managing director of Richmond Villages.  “Moving also brings an exciting new lifestyle, one we are keen to make really positive for everyone.  It is the time to make new friends and share new interests, so it’s important for residents to get to know one another at the earliest opportunity.

“We try to give people a real flavour for what living at a Richmond village is like before they move in, and meeting your new neighbours is just part of that,” added Paddy.  “Construction is progressing well with 28 of the first Village apartments already sold off-plan, and we’re on schedule to welcome the first residents moving in.”

Village apartments feature one or two bedrooms with the master bedroom en suite, a modern kitchen with integrated appliances, a bathroom / wet room featuring stylish sanitary ware, an allocated parking space for those with a car, an emergency 24-hour call system to the on-site support team, and wellness spa membership.

Richmond Witney

The new £30 million Richmond Witney village is located at Curbridge Road, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX29 7NR, and is within close proximity of the town centre.  It will comprise a care home providing 24-hour nursing and dementia support, village apartments for independent living and village suites for assisted living.  Richmond Witney village will include all the facilities that have made the other Richmond villages so popular, including a wellness spa with swimming pool and gym, hair and beauty salon, a library, IT room, terrace café, quality restaurant and garden bar, and all set within beautifully landscaped grounds with a bowling green and nature reserve beyond.

Richmond Witney is the company’s sixth retirement village, and once completed will provide 126 homes for those over 55, and a 60 bed care home.

Village suites start at £225,000 and village apartments from £310,000.

For further information about Richmond Villages, please visit www.richmond-villages.com/witney/ or telephone 08444 119 390.

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About Richmond Villages

One of the pioneers in bringing the retirement village concept to the UK, Richmond Villages has been designing, building and operating its own villages for almost 20 years.  The company currently operates five luxury retirement villages located in Cheshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire and Warwickshire, with construction of new villages at Witney, Oxfordshire and Aston-on-Trent, Derbyshire already well underway.

Richmond Villages is one of the leaders in the retirement living sector, has an established reputation for the provision of quality service and care, and won numerous awards.

For further information about Richmond Villages, please visit
www.richmond-villages.com or telephone 0800 0987 094

About Bupa

Richmond Villages is part of Bupa.  Bupa’s purpose is longer, healthier, happier lives.

As a leading global health and care company, it offers health insurance, medical subscription and other health and care funding products; it runs care homes, retirement and care villages, primary care, diagnostic and wellness centres, hospitals and dental clinics.  It also provides workplace health services, home healthcare, health assessments and long-term condition management services.

Bupa has 29million customers in 190 countries.  With no shareholders, it invests its profits around the world to provide more and better healthcare and fulfil its purpose.

It employs almost 80,000 people, principally in the UK, Australia, Spain, Poland, New Zealand and Chile, as well as Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, India, Thailand and the USA.

For more information, please visit
www.bupa.com

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Ref: RV17/2015