How do registered providers make sites more financially viable?

Webinar | Retirement living

About This Webinar

Wednesday 06 April, 09:30 - 10:15

The global pandemic has had a profound effect on people’s lives, with many reappraising the type of lifestyle they want to have as they get older. A recent survey by Housing LIN has shown that more than one in four homeowners aged over 65 would “definitely or maybe [be] likely to move to a retirement community”, after being shown the lifestyle and facilities on offer. Based on the latest population numbers for over-65s, this already equates to more than 2.5 million people potentially wanting a retirement community home.

The challenge for registered providers is how do you get the balance of having the right product, designed for the right people and in the right location? What are the must haves and what are the ‘would like to haves’ that could make the scheme unviable in the long term.

In this webinar Louise Drew, our Head of Building Communities at Shakespeare Martineau, will be joined by Darren Clarke from Arcadis, Phil Schmid from CBRE, Ian Mellor from Pozzoni Architects and Francis Burrows from Orbit.

Our panel will explore:

  • Funding – we will explore the variety of funding structures available that offer flexible and low cost funding solutions for developments – debt is not the only option

  • What can be learned from the private sector when it comes to driving returns, scale and services and the viability of operations

  • Land - accessing land is key. How do registered providers avoid competing on the open market with private housebuilders

  • What does good design look like? How do you make an aspirational living without breaking the bank but yet keep the project flexible to adapt to changing design/technology needs?

This is a live webinar and there will be questions and answers at the end but if you wish to put your questions forward in advance, please email these to

Who Should Attend

Registered providers, investors, private developers, care home operators and social housing providers.

Our Speaker

Guest Speaker

Darren Clarke

Darren Clarke

Ian Mellor

Ian Mellor
Pozzoni Architects

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