Welcome to Guild Living.

At Guild Living, we value the life of every older person. We will reinstate older people at the heart of our lives and communities. We will be extraordinary in enabling older people to live their best lives.

Led by academic research, we’re developing a deep understanding of the loves, fears, wants and needs of older people to deliver innovative alternatives to the options currently available. In partnership with Legal & General, Guild Living will develop and operate later living communities that enable older people to live independently in urban environments.

Our town and city centre locations will offer high-quality care and wellness facilities, alongside master-designed residences. The uniqueness of Guild Living, compared to regular developers, is that we will be the long-term operator of the development.

Guild Living will offer a range of living options, including sale or rental, in beautifully crafted environments that are designed to transform the physical, emotional, cognitive and financial wellbeing of every individual. The range of amenities will include a swimming pool, gym and restaurant and bar.

Guild Living intends to deliver over 6,000 residences and over 1,000 care suites over the next 5 years. We are currently developing the following sites:

  • Bath
    Overlooking the River Avon (on the current Homebase site), Guild Living will create c.300 homes with tailored care options, supporting residents’ health needs. The project is due to obtain planning in early 2020.
  • Epsom
    Located next to Epsom Hospital, our community will be designed to enhance the lives and health of its members. We aim to ease pressure on hospital services and provide high-quality facilities accessible to the local community. The project is due to obtain planning in early 2020 and aims to deliver c.400 age-appropriate homes.
  • Walton-on-Thames
    Guild Living would transform the current Homebase site into a thriving community hub, blending c.200 apartments designed specifically for older people on New Zealand Avenue. The project is due to obtain planning in mid-2020.

So why is there a need for later living in our towns and cities? Forecasts indicate that the number of over 85-year olds living in the UK is set to double by 2041. Yet there has been a fundamental failure to address the specific housing, health and care needs of this demographic. Alongside population growth, urbanisation is an increasing global phenomenon. Catering for the growing number of over 65s who currently live in, or want to relocate to, a major UK town or city, Guild Living plans to deliver over 3,000 new homes in urban locations over the next five years.