Case Study

Friary Meadow, Hampshire

Oak Retirement Limited delivers high-quality, leasehold, Extra Care property retirement developments for older people. Extra Care Housing looks after changing needs of the older generation, combining purpose-built and ergonomically designed living for elderly people, with onsite flexible care.

People who live in Extra Care Housing have their own self-contained homes, their own front doors, and a legal right to occupy the property. In addition, help is on-hand for residents 24 hours every day.

Friary Meadow is the latest Extra Care housing development from Oak Retirement, located in Titchfield, Hampshire, Friary Meadow, consisting of 86 residential properties and communal areas, including a mix of apartments, bungalows and houses.

The complex is an Extra Care retirement hub with a high-level of disability access making it truly accessible to all residents. Intended for the more affluent retirees, Friary Meadow offers the reassurance of on-hand care and support, the development has been constructed to an exceptional standard, providing top quality facilities for residents, which serves to ensure it appeals to the right target market.

Construction work on the project began in June 2017 and it was completed in February 2020. Build-Zone were appointed to underwrite and apply the 10 year structural warranty to the properties across the entire development.

“Our previous experience of Build-Zone was that they were helpful and flexible, as well as being competitive on price. Having utilised their structural warranty services with Honeybourne Gate, I had no qualms whatsoever in doing so again with Friary Meadow. All in all, it was a very positive experience that I would happily replicate in future.”

​Stephen Ladyman PhD – Founder of Oak Retirement Limited

‘Build-Zone provide a high level of support throughout the build process and are interested in the details of the project. Build-Zone continue with regular check ins and input on every certificate that is released.

We have used Build-Zone for three projects within the Cardiff region over the last 3-4 years’

Project Solutions

Oak Retirement has used Build-Zone’s structural warranty services across two development projects to date. The first one, completed in 2015, is Honeybourne Gate, a retirement development in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. The second is Friary Meadow in Hampshire. The Build-Zone team created a very positive experience for the team and were consistently helpful, and happy to answer any queries swiftly and efficiently.

When building in sensitive environments for older people, it’s important that they have confidence in the structural warranty provider. Build-Zone was able to deliver that reassurance, providing prospective buyers with confidence in the sale.