According to figures from Prudential, 38% of homeowners aged 55 and over in the UK are planning to downsize, and Wandsworth Development has the answer…

For those looking for a well located home in the capital, Five Riverside, the latest phase of the Wandsworth development, offers a safe and secure complex with a range of amenities including a residents’ gym and landscaped piazza with restaurant and shop, meaning that retired couples don’t necessarily need to downsize their lifestyles. 

Retirees David and Briony Barron moved from a large house in Putney to a three-bedroom flat in the Riverside Quarter. It ‘feels like a real neighbourhood’, comments David, who particularly enjoys ‘doing my lengths with stunning views over the Thames – the raised ground-level swimming pool is a real novelty’.

The tallest building at the development so far, the 15-storey Five Riverside will comprise 99 apartments, with prices from £475,000.

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