Mayfield Villages, a history



Beaumont Healthcare founded by Nick Sanderson and Dr Andrew MacDonald

1984 – 1987

Beaumont opens 12 care homes and gains reputation for award-winning communities and quality of accommodation and service

1988 - 1990

Beaumont continues to grow and is acquired by PPP (Private Patients Plan) a health insurer, now part of the AXA Group


Audley Villages founded by Nick Sanderson to develop concept of luxury retirement homes with care services in partnership with the care sector


Audley Group opens its first luxury retirement village, Audley Willicombe Park in Royal Tunbridge Wells. It wins a prestigious Best Retirement Property award as well as conservation awards for the refurbishment of the Victorian mansion at the centre of the scheme

2000 - 2023

Audley Group builds and launches 18 Audley Villages across the UK


Audley Group recognised as one of the UK’s primary innovators of retirement villages

Receive backing from major financial organisation, the Moorfield Group


Audley is acquired for £158 million by a newly created Fund called Moorfield Audley Real Estate Fund. The Fund was created especially for the purpose of buying Audley and is backed by many who were previously investors through the Moorfield Fund which owned Audley. The intention is to create a structure with a longer life to allow Audley to continue to grow in a more secure and long term ownership arrangement


Mayfield Villages is launched to meet the modern retirement living gap. Mayfield Villages offers contemporary living in a vibrant community, with health and wellness facilities and services right on your doorstep


The first properties are available to buy off plan, at Mayfield Watford


Ground-breaking at Mayfield Watford


A £500mln joint venture with BlackRock Real Assets is set up, aiming to fund the development of three new retirement villages


The first Mayfield village, Mayfield Watford, opens in September


Mayfield Watford wins Bronze at the WhatHouse Awards

Senior Living Investment Partners (‘SLIP’), a £200 million partnership between Pension Insurance Corporation plc (‘PIC’) and Octopus Real Estate (‘Octopus’), announces an investment in Brent Cross Town, north London, which will be Mayfield Villages’ second site