Eden granted planning permission to transform Thorpe office complex into an exciting later-living village

By 19th March 2020News

Runnymede Borough Council has granted planning permission for Eden to restore and develop the former Cemex UK Headquarters in Thorpe into an exciting new later-living village.

This architecturally-celebrated complex of the listed building comprises a variety of styles and designs, including the Grade II Listed Eastley End House and Victorian stable block, Meadlake House. The renowned office campus at the centre is Grade II* Listed and was designed by Edward Cullinan Architects in the late 1980s.

Eden’s plans for the 27-acre site will protect and restore the historic buildings while providing a range of homes and facilities against a backdrop of vast green space, lakes, and ponds. Existing buildings will incorporate 56 one and two-bedroom apartments, as well as internal winter gardens, spa facilities and treatment rooms, a swimming pool, restaurants, and visitors’ suites. A complementary new building of 21st Century design will provide 23 new luxury apartments.

Liam Kelly, Managing Partner at Eden, comments: “The former Cemex complex is one of the most interesting sites in our portfolio – we’re very proud to be taking care of such special buildings. This scheme illustrates Eden’s values perfectly. We want our residents to be healthy, happy and connected – the acres of green space and modern facilities will encourage relationship-building while recognising peoples’ independence. We’re very pleased to get started and to get to know the local community in Thorpe over the coming months.”