Anchor celebrates construction milestone for new Surrey retirement apartments

Anchor team with Deputy Mayor-castleoak
Anchor team with Deputy Mayor-castleoak
Jane Ashcroft and Melville Knight
Jane Ashcroft and Melville Knight

Anchor and construction partner Castleoak have moved another step closer to delivering a luxury £12.4m retirement apartment development in Weybridge, Surrey, with a ceremony to mark the completion of the building footprint.

Anchor Chief Executive, Jane Ashcroft CBE, and Castleoak Chief Executive, Melville Knight, welcomed Deputy Mayor of Elmbridge, Councillor Mrs Jan Fuller, for a tour of the construction site.

The new development, named Austin Place, will have 65 one- and two-bedroom luxury apartments which will be offered exclusively for sale. Communal facilities will include a hair and beauty salon, treatment room, coffee shop, lounges, a reading room and landscaped gardens. As well as a thriving local community, residents will benefit from the peace of mind of an optional tailored care package and plan from Anchor.

Commenting on the progress, Anchor’s Chief Executive, Jane Ashcroft CBE says: “We are very excited that the building footprint is complete at Austin Place and the development is really starting to take shape. People will be able to make the most of living in a spectacular setting with the peace of mind that there are a range of housing and care options available to them. Austin Place is another step forward in Anchor putting solutions in place that meet its customers’ aspirations and changing needs.”

Castleoak Chief Executive, Melville Knight, adds: “We are delighted to be Anchor’s design and construction partner for these ambitious retirement apartments. Austin Place is our ninth care development for Anchor and we are proud to be working together to significantly improve the choice of housing for older people.”

Austin Place will open in 2016. For more information call 0808 250 1485 or visit


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