A NEW retirement development in Cirencester was recently launched with a glamorous party.

Luxury lifestyle village Siddington Park was officially opened by Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen on Tuesday, July 2.

The Rangeford development includes a new bar and restaurant known as The Orangery which is open to the public. 

It also has a Stuart Wilson hair salon, a heated indoor pool with sauna, steam room and a gym, treatment rooms, a studio space for fitness classes and a lounge with cinema screen.

During the opening, a thrilling aerobatics display was put on by pilot Dave Barrell in a Second World War bi-plane, from the Rendcomb-based wing-walking team, Aerosuperbatics.

The afternoon also included live music performed by local classical violinist, Meg Batch, followed by local band Pip & the Bad Seed playing songs from the 60’s and 70’s.

Also unveiled on the day was a new show home apartment, designed and decorated by Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen.

The new collaboration will be rolled out to other Rangeford developments. 

Laurence said: “As you get older you must not stop being brave, you must not compromise, and you must not think, I’m old now, so I’d better turn down the volume. 

“Rangeford has proven it’s about keeping the volume up, keeping up the rock ‘n’ roll, and keeping the excitement.

He added: “Design is there to help, it is there to make you feel a lot better about who you are, where you are and how you live, and this development is a perfect example how to use it to do exactly that.” 

During CEO Howard Nankivell’s welcome speech, he praised Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen’s 
‘spectacular’ show home apartment, referring to him as ‘the undisputed king of wild and 
adventurous design’.

He added: “At Rangeford we strive to really raise the bar for retirement living, creating thriving new communities that promote healthy active  lifestyles, hobbies, friendships, and wellbeing, and so we are absolutely delighted to officially open this, our latest exciting development.”

The Orangery bar and restaurant and the Stuart Wilson hair salon are open to the public.

Meanwhile, the leisure complex of pool, spa facilities and lounge are exclusively for the owners living at Siddington Park and their families. 

Bookings for The Orangery can be made on the restaurant’s website.

All photos by Rob Spooner.