Guild Living, in partnership with Legal & General, has submitted for a later living scheme in Uxbridge, offering tailored care and a range of facilities designed to encourage independent living and reinstate older people back into the heart of the community.
The submission to the London Borough of Hillingdon follows engagement and consultation through Spring and Summer 2020.
The proposals will redevelop the 2.3-acre site currently occupied by Halfords and Wickes, just off Harefield Road, into a later living community that Guild Living will continue to operate after construction. Proposals include 161 apartments, as well as facilities open to the local community such as a wellness centre, gym, café and restaurant, and green spaces.
Additionally, the community will provide 26 care suites and seven care residences, offering a greater level of care.
Guild Living believes the community’s urban location will enable older people to live independently thanks to its close transport links with central London and its proximity to Uxbridge Common and Uxbridge high street, increasing footfall and boosting local spending. Because the scheme will deliver purpose-built homes into which older people can downsize, it could also free up family homes.
According to ONS statistics, 13% of Hillingdon’s population are aged 65 or over. This figure is projected to increase by 60% in the next 20 years, underlining the pressing need for more purpose-built housing for older people.