Construction firm Midas has begun work on a £20m retirement village in Hampshire.
The Titchfield near Fareham scheme is being developed by Oak Retirement Ltd and Frogmore Property.
Stephen Ladyman, Director of Oak Retirement, said: “As the population ages we need top quality specialist housing for older people to buy, designed to help them maintain their independence.
“It is also important that there are services provided on-site to support people if and when they find they need extra help.
“That is what Friary Meadow will offer and why the Council and the local community have supported its development.”
The retirement complex, which includes a restaurant, café, cinema room and meeting rooms and 86 flats, town houses and bungalows, is designed by architects Marchese Partners.
Peter Whitmore, Divisional Director for Midas Construction, added: “This is a really large and exciting development for Midas and one that will have a hugely positive impact on the whole community.
“The scheme really mirrors the Midas core aim of investing in and leaving a lasting legacy in the places we live and work.
“The whole team is looking forward to getting on site next month and helping to transform this area, while protecting local green spaces and offering a central hub for young and old to enjoy.”