A new £20m luxury retirement living village in Essex marks Hallmark Care Homes’ entry into the assisted living market.
Santhem Residences in Shenfield, which is scheduled to open in spring 2021, will provide 55, one- and two-bedroom apartments.
Facilities will include: a restaurant and bar with a highly trained chef, a state-of-the-art cinema, a warm and inviting café, gym with a range of classes tailored to over 65s and a beauty salon. Residents will also benefit from beautiful landscaped gardens and private outdoor space in the form of patios, balconies and roof terraces.
The Essex-based company will be overseen by Avnish Goyal as CEO, running alongside his role as CEO of Savista Developments and Chair of Hallmark Care Homes.
Santhem Residences will work closely with its sister company, Savista Developments, to source land, obtain planning permission and build and fit out Santhem’s next generation of assisted living projects into the next decade.
Avnish said: “I am pleased to launch our first retirement village scheme Santhem Residences, which has been named after our wonderful parents, Santosh and Hemraj. This exclusive retirement village in Essex is the first of its kind but its creation and ethos have been decades in the making. It began with myself and my brothers and our aspiration for our parents to have the retirement lifestyle they deserved.
“Santhem Residences will give residents the freedom to live the life they desire, with equal opportunities for socialising and peaceful privacy, so should the resident wish to spend more time on existing hobbies or discover new passions, there will always be an abundance of events, trips, clubs and activities for them to get involved in at their leisure.”
General Manager at Santhem Residences Shenfield, Kerri Brill, said: “I cannot wait to welcome new residents to Santhem Residences Shenfield!
“Santhem Residences will provide peace of mind and be built on Hallmark’s many years of care and design experience, combining state-of-the-art in-apartment technology with a warm and family-friendly service throughout the village.”