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Retirement living coming to Banbury

Planning permission has been granted for Bromford's retirement living development in Banbury.

The development on Bath Road will replace vacant buildings at the Banbury campus of Banbury and Bicester College and will offer 78 independent, high-quality retirement living apartments for people aged over 55.

This exciting new project will include many facilities such as a café, hairdressers, gym, village hall and activity area surrounded by attractive gardens within a short stroll into the centre of Banbury. Customers will live in a safe and secure environment with additional on-site care provision if and when customers feel they need additional support whilst being able to remain in their own home.

We are hoping that our first residents will move in in February 2018.

The retirement living development is aimed at providing options for home ownership, part ownership and affordable rent for older people aged over 55. We will be offering a range of one and two-bedroom modern, attractive apartments in a scheme within attractive landscaped gardens and professional on-site support.  

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Penny Downing, director of development said: “With a Bromford retirement living home, customers are moving into a community that they help to build and influence. We will welcome the local community, friends and family to become part of this and help our customers living in the new development to fulfil their potential and to be the best they can be. We would love customers to be part of the lively and vibrant community, sharing their interests and hobbies as well as living independently.

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“We will have a great team working within our Bromford retirement living development. Some will work directly for us and others will work in partnership. Everyone will have the same focus and vision to provide a high quality service to our customers whether this is our handyman service, catering, care provision or encouraging volunteering.”

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Phil Waddup, director of property and facilities at Activate Learning, which runs Banbury and Bicester College, said: “We are delighted that this much needed new development can get underway. The scheme will replace a part of our Banbury campus which is no longer in use as a result of investment in new facilities elsewhere at the site. We believe that the retirement living scheme is a good fit with our learning programmes at Banbury and Bicester College, where students train in services industries such as hospitality and catering, hair and beauty as well as in caring professions. We look forward to exploring the potential to work together for the benefit of students and the new residents.”

Banbury is the second in our planned programme of retirement living homes adding to our first development planned in Stourport-on-Severn.

If you are interested in finding out more about retirement living at Bromford please email

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