Churchill Retirement Living, the UK’s fastest growing privately owned retirement housebuilder, has opened an on-site Welcome Centre at its new William Lodge development in Malmesbury. Their new Welcome Centre on Gloucester Road is showcasing a choice of 26 purpose built one and two bedroom retirement apartments, in the heart of the historic town.

Caroline Haswell, regional marketing manager for Churchill Retirement Living said: “With more than 11.1 million people in the UK aged 65 or over, we believe better provision of housing for older people and the need to ensure there are sufficient, good quality retirement living options to meet the needs of an ageing population is an absolute priority.

“Our properties offer security, peace of mind and independent living, along with community and support. Being in a manageable home with no maintenance can offer a new lease of life for people – ensuring they are close to amenities, and surrounded by a new community. We are delighted to be bringing our new development to Malmesbury. We have already seen lots of interest from local over 60s keen to find out more about the benefits of retirement living which is why we have opened an Welcome Centre ahead of the official Show Complex launch in June.”

The new development will comprise 26 privately owned, self-contained apartments that are specially designed for the over 60s. Offering quality retirement accommodation and safe and independent living, the development is in a convenient location close to local shops and amenities.

Apartments will boast spacious rooms throughout and an ideal combination of design and functionality. The fully fitted, stylish kitchens include a built in fridge and freezer, hob and an oven, which is located at an easy-reach height. All of the properties benefit from illuminated light switches for added convenience. Owners also enjoy ultimate peace of mind from a fitted camera entry system for the highest level of security and a 24 hour emergency call system.

With less to worry about, Owners will have more time to do the things they enjoy, including taking advantage of the host of other benefits which will be on offer including having family or friends to stay in the development’s well-appointed Guest Suite, and enjoying a chat with neighbours, or attending one of the many events, in the Owners’ Lounge. They can also benefit from Churchill’s Reward Card which gives them access to exclusive deals and discounts on a variety of national brands and local retailers.

William Lodge is named after William of Malmesbury, the foremost English historian of 13th century who was born in Wiltshire and spent his adult life as a monk at Malmesbury Abbey. The development is well located for the town’s thriving high street with an array of independent retailers and a weekly farmers’ and artisan market.

The town’s medieval streets with their old courtroom, shops and inns are dominated by the beautiful seventh-century abbey, one of England’s most historic sites. Today the abbey holds regular services for the local community and is home to a bookshop and the Abbey Kitchen serving coffee and light snacks. The internationally renowned Abbey House Gardens surrounding the abbey offer a romantic and unique oasis in the centre of town and are often used for concerts and events through the summer.

Malmesbury is also home to many annual musical, cultural and food events and festivals. The nearby Royal Gardens at Highgrove are an extraordinary collection of gardens, created by HRH The Prince of Wales and a haven for a variety of flora and fauna. Further south is the village of Lacock, with its picturesque streets, historic buildings and Abbey; a beautiful country house with woodland garden and views across the Wiltshire landscapes. Malmesbury is also perfectly placed to enjoy the Georgian Spa City of Bath with its classical architecture, Roman baths, majestic Abbey and extensive shopping facilities.

For more information on Churchill Retirement Living and to make an appointment at the new Welcome Centre, please call 0800 458 1856 or visit