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Construction begins at Hughenden Gardens Retirement Village

Work has now started on site at the 260-home ExtraCare Hughenden Gardens Retirement Village in High Wycombe, due to open to residents in Summer 2018!

Anyone who is interested in finding out more about the Village is invited to an information day at on Saturday 2nd April between 10am and 4pm at Old Town Hall, Wycombe Swan, St Mary Street, High Wycombe, HP11 2XE. The Village team will be holding presentations throughout the day.

Hughenden Gardens Village is being built on a five-acre site on Hughenden Road, just to the north of High Wycombe town centre. It will be home to more than 350 local people over 55, and will offer an active lifestyle with a host of social and leisure events each week.

Apartments at the Village will be available for purchase, shared ownership and rental, and care will be available on site for residents who are assessed as needing support to live independently.  

The Village will offer a range of communal facilities including a village hall, bar and bistro, gym, IT suite, hair and beauty salon and shop that can be accessed by residents, their families and the local High Wycombe community.

Nadia Ainsworth is hoping to move to Hughenden Gardens Village. She says: “I have lived locally for the last 40 years. In fact, I live in the Hughenden Park area of High Wycombe which is within walking distance to the village site. My daughter and grandchildren live nearby, and my friends are in High Wycombe.

“I am involved with the local community – a member of local U3A, I also run a social club which I hope to continue to do so if I move to Hughenden Gardens Village.

“Being a retired teacher, I can offer classes of Russian language or a Russian Cultural Club or Russian Literature and history classes. Working as a volunteer at the reception for example can be fun too.

“I’m looking forward to a new life at the Hughenden Gardens Village!”

If you’re interested in moving to Hughenden Gardens, or just finding out more, please register your interest by contacting us on 0870 777 4800 or

Picture: Paul Bradford, ExtraCare’s Commissioning Manager, Karen Satterford, CEO of Wycombe District Council, Cllr Ian McEnnis, Chairman of Wycombe District Council, Nadia Ainsworth, a prospective future Hughenden Gardens Village resident, and Hardev Thandy, ExtraCare’s Development & Projects Manager


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The ExtraCare Charitable Trust enables older people to enjoy a healthier, happier and more independent future by integrating their homes, care and lifestyle. Founded in 1988, ExtraCare is a registered charity based in Coventry. It operates 3,848 homes within 14 retirement villages and 17 smaller housing schemes. Each village or scheme has 5 to 18 social, health and leisure facilities that are accessible to more than 4,400 residents 3,000 volunteers and local people representing all age groups living in surrounding communities. ExtraCare’s 60 Charity Shops help fund care and well-being services for older people living in its villages and schemes.

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