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Life at Lanbrook


Development Team

Site Notices


Lanbrook Retirement Village

Orion House, Bessemer Road

Welwyn Garden City

Herts, AL7 1HE


Tel: 01707 594044

Email: [email protected]

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Social Enterprise

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Lanbrook Retirement Community

A Design-Led Aproach


The retirement village scheme, which is in the early stages of development, is set to deliver 208 housing units for up to 240 residents on the 5 hectacre site. It is also hoped that developing housing in this location will help the council meet its increased housing targets and reduce pressure on the Green Belt areas surrounding Hertford.

The operations will be managed as a social enterprise that applies commercial strategies to maximise improvements in human and environmental well-being,


We propose to create a Landscape-led development that reflects Hertford’s architecture while enhancing the site’s ecological setting.


The rapidly ageing population provides the demographic impetus to build a greater number and variety of homes to create more options and services that reflect the lifestyle needs of the local retiring population.


Our vision includes:


  • Collaboration of assisted and independent housing, integrated with sustainable support facilities in a country village atmosphere.


  • Integration of footpaths and cycle links with Council’s green infrastructure and developed woodland.


         168  individually appointed, one and two bedroom “extra-care” apartments situated amongst the natural landscape views.


       40 privateassisted careapartments with 24 hour on-site care and support for those who need it.


        Village centre with supervised exercise and wellness facilities, including swimming pool, gymnasium, spa, and therapy studios.


  • Indoor areas for arts, crafts, music studio, media and library.


  • Indoor meeting and event facilities.


  • Indoor communal dining rooms.


  • Commercial kitchens.


  • Indoor private dining areas.


  • Outdoor leisure and sport facilities including tennis courts, bowling green, boules and a woodland hiking area.


  • Outdoor communal terraces, fire pits, wood ovens, barbeques and dining areas.


  • Outdoor concert and event facilities.


  • Outdoor gardening and storage sheds and allotment gardening areas.


  • In addition to the facilities and services for residents, it is our intention that transitional care services will be made available to retired Hertford residents for up to four weeks.  Beds will be made available with personal care and support for local people discharged from hospital but who are not yet able to live independently at home.


  • Free electric minibus for short journeys










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