12 July 2019 - Specialist retirement property developer, PegasusLife Group, has won two awards in the HAPPI category at the Housing Design Awards (HDA), for its Hortsley development in Seaford and Steepleton development in Tetbury - and celebrated alongside some of their owners.
The awards, now in their 71st year, champion both unbuilt projects and completed schemes that provide ‘replicable innovations to current housing design challenges’. They are the only awards promoted by all five major professional institutions: RICS, RIBA, RPTI, Landscape Institute and the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists. The judging panel is drawn from independent experts across the industry and completes on-site visits to the developments to speak with owners, locals and industry stakeholders before making their decision.
The PegasusLife Group is one of the UK’s largest providers of age-exclusive properties, comprising of two brands, PegasusLife and Renaissance Retirement. Together, both brands aim to raise the bar to a higher quality standard of living for over 60s and currently have a development portfolio of around 50 sites across the UK in varying stages of development.
Hortsley by PegasusLife is a development in Seaford, Sussex. Designed by architects RCKa, Hortsley is comprised of 38 one- and two-bedroom apartments and features a wide range of amenities and spaces designed to increase natural interaction between residents. These include a communal garden with a generous courtyard, private lawn and central pond. There are also winter galleries, accessible from every apartment, for owners to enjoy all year round whatever the weather.
The owners at Hortsley took part in a video testimonial for the awards and were invited to attend the HDA ceremony in London to celebrate this important event with the PegasusLife Group.
Steepleton by PegasusLife in Tetbury is set in the heart of the Cotswolds and was designed by Proctor & Matthews architects. The layout for the first phase of the development is inspired by local almshouses and farmsteads, with apartments built around central kitchen gardens and interlocking courtyards. The one and two bedroom apartments are spread across six buildings, which are connected by cloistered walkways to create a sociable atmosphere for residents.
Ali Powell, Chief Commercial Officer at PegasusLife Group said: "We’re absolutely thrilled to win accolades at the Housing Design Awards, for not one but two of our developments.
We work hard to create a truly outstanding offer for our owners. The PegasusLife brand is all about using innovative design to create properties that foster a true sense of community and a lifestyle that is centred on wellness and social interaction.
We’re pleased that the judges were able to see this for themselves at their site visits, and the awards are a great recognition of the hard work from everyone involved.”
The PegasusLife Group builds homes designed to cater for discerning retirees who are looking for flexible, independent living that allows for family visits, are conveniently located and have a social setting that can allow owners to truly live well.
See what our owners had to say about life at Hortsley.
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Notes to editors:
The PegasusLife Group is a fast-growing business comprised of two brands: PegasusLife and Renaissance Retirement. The Group’s vision is to design, build and operate quality homes and become the preferred premium provider of age exclusive living in the UK.
Over the past century, the UK population has aged dramatically, yet many of the retirement housing solutions on the market no longer meet the needs of the new generation of retirees. PegasusLife and Renaissance Retirement create places where this generation of individuals can maintain their independence and pursue their interests.
The PegasusLife Group is currently in the process of developing a number of high-value sites across the UK, which make up a total portfolio of over 50 sites that are in varying stages of development, from breaking ground to newly launched.
PegasusLife properties are managed by Helicon, a not-for-profit management company, who’s on-site team are not just there to manage and maintain the building, but also to engage with the surrounding community, forming relationships with local services, suppliers and producers.
The PegasusLife Group is backed by Oaktree Capital Management, a leading investment company in growth sectors.
Find out more at www.pegasuslife.co.uk