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Audley Group’s first international joint venture buys inaugural site in Denmark

by Lisa Carr

Evia, the joint venture between Audley Group and Danish pension company PFA, has today announced the purchase of Schæffergården, which will launch the integrated housing community concept in Denmark.

The joint venture partnership between PFA and Audley Group will fund the development of ten retirement communities with up to 250 later living apartments in each. In keeping with Audley’s network of villages throughout the UK, each of the newly created retirement communities in Denmark will offer owners access to not only central facilities, including restaurants, wellbeing centres, library facilities and hobby rooms, but also an onsite domiciliary care function.

Schæffergården, near Gentofte in outer Copenhagen is a stunning property previously used to host conferences. The property will be developed in close cooperation with the city council of Gentofte to create attractive housing and facilities for future owners and guests – respecting the history and legacy of the property and the harmony between the property, the lake, the park and the surrounding area.

Michael Bruhn, property director of PFA says: “Schæffergården is a unique property with a long history. I am very pleased that Schæffergården will be the first location where we can launch our new serviced senior housing concept – Evia Living. I am certain that Evia and the concept of Evia Living is the right platform for what this is all about: An attractive housing alternative for 60+ who want the best possibilities for living the life that they wish – their whole life.”

Nick Sanderson, CEO and founder of Audley Group, said, “Schæffergården will be the perfect location for our first project in Denmark. We have many years of experience in preserving and developing protected property and creating attractive housing and facilities which provide the owners the possibility of living better for longer. I’m really looking forward to seeing the village develop and have already seen how much the Danes have embraced the concept of integrated retirement communities so I have no doubt that demand will be high.”

Mikala Kreiser, CEO of Evia says: “This is an important milestone for Evia. We are continuously working to find the best possible locations for our future housing and facilities. And Schæffergården lives up to all the demands we have for a great location and beautiful surroundings. I look forward to the coming years of cooperation with the city council of Gentofte and other relevant parties.”

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