Anchor: Affordable later living developments across England

Get on the property ladder in Manchester, Hampshire, Somerset, Leicestershire and West Yorkshire

Anchor offers beautiful new homes in stunning surroundings where you can enjoy later living to the full. Maintained to the highest possible standard and designed with countless endless touches to make everyday life easier, this is somewhere you will be proud to call home. Outside of your front door, there’s a warm and inviting community waiting for you, with like-minded neighbours, and where friends and family are always welcome. Discover state-of-the-art facilities and a host of vibrant spaces.

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Our Shared Ownership scheme ensures our buyers have affordable and flexible options for purchasing any of our over 55s properties. With our new development sites, you purchase a share, 75% or 50% of the property – then pay the remaining cost in rent. We also offer personalised affordability guidance because we understand that moving to a retirement living development is a significant decision, and affordability plays a crucial role. That’s why our dedicated Be Wise team is here to provide you with personalised guidance. They can help you explore various options that suit your needs and budget.

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Shared Ownership retirement properties:

The Standard: The Standard in Standish is a new development of retirement houses for sale and rent exclusively for over 55s. As well as a range of one and two bedroom apartments, our development will feature a spacious resident’s lounge and welcoming onsite bistro, both of which will create a real sense of community. Situated just outside Wigan with good transport links to Manchester, Standish is set in stunning northern countryside. Local amenities include golf courses, parks, and plenty of nature walks.

The Signals: Situated in the heart of Hook, one of Hampshire’s most charming small towns, our latest development offers both Shared Ownership and affordable rent apartments for over 55s. Hook has fantastic links into the surrounding towns as well as direct train access to London. The town features a wide range of shops and amenities and has a friendly and welcoming community feel.

Pemberley Place: With beautiful countryside on your doorstep, you’ll enjoy easy access to the World Heritage City of Bath for shopping and socialising. Arranged in two and three-storey blocks of Cotswold stone, 43 apartments will be offered on a Shared Ownership basis, while 29 will be made available for rent. Housing for the over 55s redesigned, combining classic, high-quality style with the very latest secure technology, the low-maintenance, modern apartments will help you relax in comfort. You’ll have a home that’s easier to manage, without compromising on space.

The Dials: Situated in the thriving town of Hinckley, our latest development offers 57 both Shared Ownership and affordable rent apartments for over 55s. Having recently gone through a vast redevelopment program, Hinckley offers a wide range of shops and amenities and great transport links to the larger cities of Leicester and Coventry.

The Chimes: Situated in the popular market town of Bingley, our latest development offers both Shared Ownership and affordable rent apartments for over 55s. Renowned for its warm Yorkshire hospitality, Bingley is home to a warm and friendly community as well as all the amenities you’ll require to enjoy a full and active retirement, including supermarkets, banks, pharmacies and medical practices.

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Anchor has been helping retirees get the most out of life for 60 years and are proud to have become England’s largest not-for-profit provider of housing and care. To find out more about your next home visit

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