Gaunt Francis Architects designed a new care community on Fairmile Lane, Cobham, for Audley Villages. The brief called for a care-led development with a variety of accommodation to allow older people to lead a fulfilled retirement. As a result, we created a sympathetic, safe environment near Cobham town centre.

Video by kind courtesy of Audley Villages.

Our scheme for the site has seventy-four two-bedroom homes plus a luxurious health and well-being Spa, restaurant, and bistro. The spa includes a new swimming pool, sauna, and gym for the residents. Because the site has plenty of existing trees, this keeps the local character and creates an attractive landscape setting. A high-quality landscape design is key to Audley care communities and is the backbone of this design.

GFA Director Gavin Birt, said “we are delighted with this scheme and remain grateful that Audley continue to invest in our design studio, which has now created a suite of high-end care communities across the UK.

This 1.48-hectare site provides an ideal location for a much-needed care community for the residents of Surrey and will create a place that is comfortable, distinctive, and that exudes quality”.