The UK’s largest private retirement housebuilder, Churchill Retirement Living has acquired the site of the former council offices in Ringwood. The retirement housing specialist’s first development in the town is a notable additional to the firm’s portfolio.

A planning application is currently being prepared for a new lodge of one and two bedroom apartments exclusively for those of retirement age. The development will offer a high quality living experience with Owners having the benefits of a lodge manager, 24 hour Careline, Owners’ Lounge, Wellbeing Suite, Guest Suite and laundry room. This lifestyle is becoming increasingly sought after by people of retirement age who have the benefit of built-in sociability whilst still retaining their independence and privacy.

Spencer McCarthy, Chairman and Group Managing Director at Churchill Retirement Living, says: “Ringwood is a wonderful market town with excellent links to the New Forest and the fantastic beaches on the south coast. It is also home to our head office and we feel there are many benefits to living in the town.”

It is a formula that has earned Churchill Retirement Living many prestigious awards, including the ‘UK Over 50s Housing Awards’ for five consecutive years since 2009. It was also highly ranked in the ‘Sunday Times‘100 Best Small Companies to Work For’ in 2013, and won three top accolades in the ‘Housebuilder Awards 2012’ – ‘Best Small to Medium Housebuilder of the Year’, ‘Best Customer Service Initiative’, and Highly Commended in the ‘Best Retirement Scheme’. Churchill’s mission is to serve the growing older population by providing a rewarding lifestyle that combines independence with security and sociability, combating the loneliness and isolation that mars the lives of so many of the older generation.

For more information on Churchill Retirement Living, please call 0800 458 1857 or visit