Specialist retirement housing architect RMA recently submitted a planning application for a senior living development comprising 53 assisted living dwellings and a 52-bed care home on this splendid, but very sensitive site on the edge of Winchcombe. The beautiful site lies between the historic centre of Winchcombe and the grounds of Sudeley Castle, and is overlooked by the Cotswold escarpment. 

Traditionally designed in Cotswold stone, sheltered housing comprises a mix of cottages, flats and bungalows which are informally grouped to create a series of village spaces relating to the town and the adjacent grounds of the Castle. Near the entrance to this delightful retirement village is a group of listed but derelict farm buildings which are to be restored for community use, while to the east and north riverside gardens will be created along the site boundaries.

Client: Beechcroft Developments

Size: Care home cottages and apartments, restoration of listed barns for community use

Planning application submitted