Plans approved for Downlands Park, Haywards Heath, Sussex

| 8 July 2021
Downlands Park

Downlands Park the Eden Retirement Living complex

This evening 8th July 2021 plans for Eden Retirement Livings development at Downlands Park, a six-acre site in Haywards Heath, West Sussex have been approved. This will be the third project for the group and will sit within their Eden Town Living Portfolio.

Eden Retirement living will now move forward on this exciting scheme, that will see the demolition of the existing care home that is no longer fit for purpose and the regeneration of the site creating 81 dwellings and community facilities for luxury later living.

The complex will include 15 cottages and 66 apartments all designed with later living in mind. The site will sympathetically maintain its open parkland setting, and further planting and restoration of the grounds will enhance the site with a number of cascading roof terrace gardens as part of the penthouse apartments.

The development is set to follow the ethos of Eden with a design dedicated to community, sustainability, and wellbeing, the centre of the scheme will focus on a community hub providing health and wellbeing facilities including a pool, spa, fitness suite and wellbeing rooms. These facilities will be accessible to residents as well as providing age exclusive memberships for local residents in the community. Residents and club members will also have access to the lounge, bistro, and dining room.

Events and activities will be plentiful and will include everything from residents’ allotments, arts classes through to fitness classes and book clubs.

The design of the accommodation will look to bring light airy, spacious accommodation and include high specification fixtures and fittings, the epitome of Eden’s luxury living style.

Managing Partner Liam Kelly commented ‘we are thrilled to be moving forwards with our site at Downlands Park, Haywards Heath is a lovely place, and the location of our site provides excellent access to the town and its amenities. We have already been welcomed by many of the local residents and stakeholders and we look forward to making a positive impact as we progress with the complex.’


Location: Haywards Heath
Site Area: 2.57ha
Type of Project: Later Living
Developer: Eden Retirement Living
Architect: Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt

For further information:
Alison Lidderdale T: 07767 491 527 E: