Retirement Living Explained: A Guide for Design & Planning Professionals


This comprehensive guide by Churchill Retirement Living, supported by the Housing LIN, provides a fresh perspective on exactly how retirement living should be defined, getting to the heart of the changing needs and expectations for this niche sector of development.

Its key conclusions are that specialist retirement housing offers wide-reaching benefits that meet the three pillars of sustainable development – economic, environmental, and social – and that these benefits apply to individuals, communities and society as a whole.

Written by the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape at Newcastle University, it sets out some of the key research, planning, policy and practice issues that are relevant to our sector, and the key considerations that set this type of development apart.