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.”