Legal & General expands its urban later living business with new site in Walton-on-Thames

Guild Living, Legal & General’s new operator and developer of urban later living accommodation, announces the acquisition of a prime 2.5 acre town centre site in Walton-on-Thames (‘Walton’).

Set in vibrant urban environments, Guild Living is striving to make a real impact on the way we age in UK cities, stepping out of the mould of traditional retirement operators and developers. Not only will its communities combine beautiful architecture and interiors, but it will focus on ground breaking and academically-accredited wellness programmes and activities, to support ageing happily, healthily and enabling members to live their best later lives. Members of a Guild Living community will be able to live independently, with flexible and supportive care available if and when needed. 

Retirement communities play an important role in combatting loneliness and isolation. More than 2 million people in England over the age of 75 live alone and more than a million older people say they go for a month without speaking to a friend, neighbour or family member. The new later living community in Walton will have a key focus on enabling connectivity of its residents. Occupying a prime location in the heart of Walton’s town centre, the development will include a vibrant restaurant and wellness centre, alongside commercial and retail space and a children’s nursery – all open to the local community. Residents will also have access to expansive local parkland to the south of the scheme and a seven storey retail and leisure complex directly opposite.

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