Date: February 2017


The new Richmond Witney retirement village held its launch and information open day on Saturday 4th February, and welcomed some 750 people interested in finding out more about the new facility at Coral Springs Way, Witney, Oxfordshire.

The event was designed to give a real insight into what stress-free living at the retirement village could be like, with Champagne and refreshments served throughout the day to visitors.

Guests arrive at the Richmond Witney
Open Day

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Guests get a taster for the activities on offer
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Bowling green at Richmond Witney
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The Wellness Spa at Richmond Witney
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The communal café and bar facilities  
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The reception at the new retirement village
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Guests had the opportunity to view the new Village suites, meet David Westerby, the village manager and his team, find out what accommodation is available and view the facilities which include a wellness spa, pool & gym, quality restaurant, a library, IT room and terrace café.  Escorted tours of the care home for those looking for 24-hour nursing and dementia care were also held.

“We were absolutely delighted by the number of people who came to see us,” said David Westerby, “and hugely encouraged by their positive reaction.  We even had several people putting down deposits on properties, as well as making reservations for care home bedrooms.”

“We are immensely proud of what we have achieved at Richmond Witney,” said Paddy Brice, managing director of Richmond Villages, “and I am confident it will become the benchmark for retirement villages in the UK.”

Village suites start from £235,000 and include a bedroom with en-suite shower room, sitting room and a fully fitted kitchenette.  Village suites provide assisted living for those who wish to retain their independence but require some assistance with daily tasks such as cooking, cleaning and laundry, and come with an emergency 24-hour call system to the on-site care team, plus wellness spa membership.

“We wanted to give people a real flavour for what living at this all new Richmond village is like, to see what a fantastic social community is developing here, and the exceptional care that is available for those who might need it,” concluded Mr Westerby.

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About Richmond Villages

One of the pioneers in bringing the retirement village concept to the UK, Richmond Villages has been designing, building and operating its own villages for almost 20 years.  The company currently operates five luxury retirement villages located in Cheshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire and Warwickshire, with its new village at Witney, Oxfordshire now opening, and construction at Aston-on-Trent, Derbyshire already well underway.

Richmond Villages is one of the leaders in the retirement living sector, and has an established reputation for the provision of quality service and care, and won numerous awards.

For further information about Richmond Villages, please visit or telephone 0800 0987 094 or for Richmond Witney 01993 768557

About Bupa

Richmond Villages is part of Bupa.  Bupa’s purpose is longer, healthier, happier lives.

As a leading global health and care company, it offers health insurance, medical subscription and other health and care funding products; it runs care homes, retirement and care villages, primary care, diagnostic and wellness centres, hospitals and dental clinics.  It also provides workplace health services, home healthcare, health assessments and long-term condition management services.

Bupa has 29 million customers in 190 countries.  With no shareholders, it invests its profits around the world to provide more and better healthcare and fulfil its purpose.

It employs almost 80,000 people, principally in the UK, Australia, Spain, Poland, New Zealand and Chile, as well as Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, India, Thailand and the USA.

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Issued by:                                           Jeremy Clarke/Tracey Bretherton
LawsonClarke PR
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