The decision to ‘rightsize’ and move from a forever home to somewhere more manageable can be difficult but, once made, it unveils a world of opportunity
Once regarded as an inevitable compromise, ‘rightsizing’ is now an aspiration following the arrival of a new generation of luxury retirement communities, which are redefining how people choose to spend their golden years as they live longer, healthier lives.
As London’s first luxury retirement community, Battersea Place by LifeCare Residences, located on the Albert Bridge Road, overlooking Battersea Park, is home to 103 exclusive one, two and three-bedroom apartments and penthouses set amidst an array of five-star facilities and 24-hour domiciliary care.
Such is the popularity of Battersea Place — and of ‘rightsizing’ — that just seven one, two and three-bedroom apartments remain, ranging from 505 sq ft to a three-bedroom apartment, which amounts to over 1,200 sq ft of living accommodation – perfect for home entertaining.
Every detail of the private apartments has been considered, putting peace of mind back into retirement and allowing occupants to focus on the day to day pleasure of life at Battersea Place, illustrating that rightsizing does not mean compromising.
Each elegant apartment is carefully crafted to offer comfort and style, with an attention to detail most commonly found in a luxury hotel, while housekeeping services uphold the 5-star standard.
Attractive reception rooms afford space to relax or accommodate visitors, while stylish yet practical bedrooms enjoy fitted wardrobes for a contemporary finish. Integrated kitchens ensure that home cooking is a pleasure, while luxurious bathrooms are adaptable and easy to use. Most apartments enjoy a balcony or patio, many with views over Battersea Park or the internal gardens.
Care and support
Designed to perpetuate a rich and fulfilling quality of life amidst a thriving community, Battersea Place is defined by its impeccable service and care, and seeks to preserve dignity in each occupant’s advancing years.
A series of tailored packages for domestic, personal and health care are available and can be adapted depending on need, allowing residents to enjoy their apartment for as long as possible. Delivered by LifeCare Residences’ dedicated team, who are trained within the industry’s Gold Standard Framework, round-the-clock care and assistance is on hand in the privacy of each home.
A suite of first-class facilities ensure that life at Battersea Place is rewarding, while a friendly community encourages social interaction. A communal lounge and library is a hive of activity, while a cinema, billiards and craft room are sources of entertainment. A pool and gym allow for gentle exercise, while a hair salon and treatment room offer onsite pampering.
An executive chef oversees the onsite restaurant, delivering first-rate dining each day. Food and wine tastings are hosted throughout the year and a private dining room is available to hire for events or family parties. An elegant café offers fresh barista coffee and pastries throughout the day.
Transport links abound with the option of a private chauffeur, a residents’ car pool service, a private mini bus, or the TfL buses that connect Battersea Place to the wider London network, with Chelsea and Kensington just over the Albert Bridge. The imminent arrival of the Northern Line extension at Battersea Park will enhance connectivity further.
The Albert Suites
To provide further reassurance, Battersea Place also offers the Albert Suites — a state-of-the-art care facility that sets a new benchmark in nursing care. For couples, this means that even if one partner requires additional care, they won’t be separated. The Albert Suites offers a wide range of care options — from rehabilitation, short-term convalescence and post-operative support, to long-term nursing or palliative care — overseen by the dedicated and highly trained on site team.
Prices at Battersea Place start from £499,950 for a one-bedroom apartment.
For further information, please contact Battersea Place on 020 7205 4643. For nursing care please contact the Albert Suites on 020 7924 8601. www.lifecareresidences.co.uk