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Suppliers Directory

Welcome to the ARCO Suppliers Directory. Please find below a list of specialist suppliers to the retirement community sector.







With 30 years’ experience working exclusively in the care and retirement living sector, Castleoak has built an award winning reputation for successful project delivery for care homes, extra care and retirement apartments, care villages and specialist care schemes across the UK.

Castleoak is one of ARCO’s Key Corporate Supporters.




Nicol Thomas is a well established multi-discipline professional practice delivering architectural design and project management services nationally. In the last 20 years Nicol Thomas has delivered over 1000 units in extra care/close care housing and over 3500 apartments in 18 retirement villages up and down the country.

Nicol Thomas is one of ARCO’s Key Corporate Supporters.



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Trowers & Hamlins has a leading practice in health and social care advising investors, operators, local authorities, the NHS and developers on buying or selling, establishing, building and managing care services. They combine core legal practice areas with an understanding of legal and regulatory frameworks and market drivers.

Trowers & Hamlins is one of ARCO’s Key Corporate Supporters.

Legal services






Acuity Legal

Acuity Legal is a specialist commercial law firm, with an entrepreneurial spirit, operating throughout the UK. Acuity offers a partner-led service and has a strong track record in providing advice, transactional services and business support to organisations operating in the housing and healthcare sectors, including retirement community and care home operators.

Legal services

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Award winning Adlington create luxury retirement developments, offering 24-hour on-site care and support. Features include 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for sale, together with a range of shared areas including table service restaurants. All developments implement design features specifically to assist older people, yet are modern and contemporary.

Retirement apartments with care


In house design and technical teams

Anthony Collins

Market leading legal experts in social care. Experienced full services advisors to social care operators on procuring, funding, building and running care services. The firm also has specialist advisers in governance, CQC issues, regulatory, employment, disputes, pensions, IP and corporate.


Social care




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BDO is a leading accountancy, tax and business advisory firm acting for developers, operators and investors of retirement and care homes on tax structuring, assurance, corporate transactions and their dealings with HMRC. We also act for 11 of the G15 housing associations.

Exit fees

Deferred fees





calfordseaden is an award winning, multidisciplinary consultancy. Our integrated services include architecture, building surveying, civil & structural engineering, clerk of works, employers agent, health & safety risk management, M&E engineering, project management and quantity surveying. Our core vision is to be the trusted provider of high quality professional service.




Health & safety


Carter Schwartz

Carter Schwartz is a boutique consultancy providing an innovative range of human capital solutions for the independent health and social care markets.

Differentiated by knowledge and networks, no other consultancy is as acutely connected with a proposition underpinned by such in-depth sector understanding. Our consultants have run care businesses themselves… now there’s a thing.

Specialist health care recruiters

Executive search

Chair / exec / non exec positions

Value adding placements

Unrivalled expertise


Carterwood is a specialist chartered surveying practice and operates exclusively within the long-term healthcare market.

We are a dynamic and fast growing business, aiming to provide a different and more bespoke business perspective for our clients. We provide our property advice through three complementary divisions: consultancy, valuation and agency services.

Chartered surveyors




Healthcare specialists

Christie & Co logo

Christie & Co has the largest team of advisory and transactional professionals advising on all aspects of healthcare properties and operational real estate. Our consultancy and valuation advisory capability leverage off our market leading data analytics system. We have been actively involved in the development arena providing advice on a wide range of new care home, extra care and care village development schemes.

Transactional & advisory services

Market and need analysis reviews

Operational benchmarking


Development & investment advice

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Colliers International is one of the UK’s top real estate advisory organisations, employing around 800 people in 14 offices throughout the UK and Ireland. Our specialist healthcare team of chartered surveyors, agents and consultants are active in all aspects of healthcare, retirement communities and medical properties, from individual units to UK-wide and European portfolios.

Chartered surveyors

Healthcare specialists




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Cushman & Wakefield is a global property advisor with offices in over 250 cities. Our UK Healthcare platform was launched in 2016, bringing together some of the most experienced property professionals to offer a full range of property consultancy services. From a standing start on 1 April we have advised on over £1 billion of assets.



Property advisory

Development consultancy

Asset management

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EAC runs the website www.HousingCare.org which profiles all retirement housing developments in the UK and underpins its unique and independent housing options advisory service to the public. It also provides stats and data on specialist housing and, in partnership with the Housing LIN, maintains SHOP@, a strategic housing appraisal tool for organisations and professionals working across the public, private and third sectors.

Retirement housing

Retirement communities

Assisted living

Extra care housing

Retirement villages

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ENS has 28 years of experience as a manufacturer and supplier of leading assistive technology to retirement communities. ENS has recently released the InfoNet Console, the UK’s first touch screen emergency call and village services portal.

Assistive technology

Speech neck pendant

Touch screen console

Leading technology

Smart watches


Faithful+Gould is a world-leading integrated project and programme management consultancy. Wherever in the world, we support clients with the construction and management of their key assets, important projects and programmes.

Cost consultancy

Project management

Health and safety

Asset management

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Home to Home nationwide downsizing service for the Over 50s. Feet up, kettle on…!

We do absolutely everything, right from your client’s initial decision to move. We alleviate all their stress and put all their possessions away on move in day making it ‘Home In A Day’.

Downsizing specialist

Move manager

Organise & give advice

Design floor plan

Oversee move

Health Metrics

Health Metrics are an international company that provides eCase a system for coordinating care and service delivery for independent living schemes and retirement communities.

Management software

Care management software

Rostering system

Scheme management system

CRM system

Henley Healthcare Investments

Henley Healthcare Investments is a leading private housing fund with significant capital available to invest in the provision of specialist accommodation. Working with a large number of existing care operators, local authorities and housing associations, we are committed to the provision of high quality sustainable accommodation in our chosen markets.


Healthcare specialists

Affordable housing

Supported housing

Retirement communities



Healthcare Property Consultants is an award-winning, independent firm offering specialist advice and services to those operating and investing in the healthcare sector throughout the UK. This includes care homes, retirement communities, independent hospitals and new developments. Our services include the sale and acquisition of property and businesses, valuation, strategic advice, business appraisal and feasibility studies.

Property consultants


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HUR (from Finland) provide air-resistance (pneumatic) strength-development equipment designed for older-adults, and with the option of including ‘Smart’ technology to ensure that everything is automated and measured.

Since 2011 Public Health Guidelines have recommended at least 2 strength (and challenging) balance training sessions per week for over 65’s.

Active ageing

Seniors exercise

Evidence based training


Strength training


IBI Group is a globally integrated architecture, planning, engineering, and technology firm. For more than 40 years, our dedicated professionals have helped clients create liveable, sustainable, and advanced urban environments.  IBI Healthcare+ is our wellness practice, a collection of designers and thought leaders focused on improving mental and physical wellbeing; at home or in the community.

Architecture and planning

Technology and systems

Evidence based design

Research and advisory

Housing for wellbeing

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JLL combines full property services from land and development to management with proven transactional acumen to deliver outstanding results for clients. As part of the Alternatives group, the team can leverage our colleagues in residential investment, student housing and affordable housing to deliver you innovative and market leading advice.

Land, planning & development

Affordable housing

Project management & construction

Valuation & advisory

Full corporate finance and transactional services

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motive8 provide a full turnkey solution to health and wellbeing. We work right from design stage of a concept and develop it through to the supply and installation phase. We can also offer maintenance and management of residential, corporate and hotel leisure facilities.





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On May 1st  Nabarro will join forces with CMS and Olswang to combine to create one of the largest law firms in the world, and one differentiated by world-class sector expertise and outstanding global reach. Our international scale and ambition will deliver a global sector law firm to meet the needs of clients now and in the future.

Legal services

One Fell Swoop

Here at One Fell Swoop, we plan, market and sell the very best retirement villages and aged care homes. We do this not only to give our seniors the best living experience possible – but to give our clients the maximum return on their investment. And by all accounts, we’re rather good at it. In recent years we’ve marketed and sold in excess of $5 billion of retirement living developments. (Australia)

Research and advisory

Product development

Marketing and sales


Pollard Thomas Edwards specialises in the creation of new neighbourhoods and the revitalisation of old ones. Our projects embrace the whole spectrum of residential development and the other essential ingredients which make our cities, towns and villages into thriving and sustainable places: schools and nurseries, health and community centres, shops and workspaces, places to recreate, exercise and enjoy civic life.


Third age housing


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PRP is a long-established architectural firm with over 100 awards to its name. As the UK market leaders in the field of specialist housing and care, our award winning team works with housing associations, charities, local authorities and private developers. Our projects range from small specialist dementia care homes to large retirement villages offering a range of tenures.


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Saga is the UK’s leading provider of insurance, travel, personal finance and healthcare products and services tailored to the needs of the over 50s. With 10.6m contactable names on our marketing database and experience in operations, hospitality and private care, we are a unique full service retirement village partner.

Site operations

Care provision

Sales & marketing


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Saunders Boston Architects provide architectural services from inception to completion, including feasibility studies. Our specialist team is delivering private and publicly funded specialist care and retirement developments from £1m to £50m+. Director Darren Heffer sits on the Housing LIN steering committee and is an Extra Care Strategy Panel member.

Extra care housing

Retirement communities

Continuing care

Care villages


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Savills Retirement Living offers a one stop service to developers, operators and funders within the retirement sector. We provide valuation, demographics, planning, sales and marketing agency and consultancy, assisted move, part exchange, viability, site finding and land sales, and management and operations across the retirement development process.





Valuation consultancy

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A forward-thinking development, marketing and sales organisation with a diverse range of clients including: housing associations, local authorities, developers and registered charities.

With over 25 years’ in new build property sales; our expertise and knowledge of the property market includes sales and letting of various product and tenure, including the senior living sector.

Market research & analysis

Development appraisal

Planning, design & specification

Marketing & sales strategies

Demonstration & handover

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Solutions Driven isn’t your typical recruitment provider. We have 8+ years’ experience providing outsourced recruitment solutions within the healthcare sector. Taking a modular and customisable approach, our solution is dynamic, cost effective – and fast, too. We provide access to excellent recruiters who genuinely care about outcomes and delivery, working to your own tailored Success Metrics.

Outsourced healthcare recruitment

RPO solutions

Permanent recruitment

New commission project support

Competitor analysis & benchmarking

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Strutt & Parker is the UK’s largest independent property partnership, with a network of offices throughout England and Scotland. S&P have over 10 years experience providing consultancy / agency across the spectrum of healthcare real-estate sectors including: care homes; retirement living; assisted living; supported living; mental health; GP surgeries; hospitals.

Chartered surveyors

Healthcare specialists

Investment acquisitions and disposal / business sales / debt advisory

Leasing advice

Development funding / planning

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Incorporated in 1951 we are one of the UK’s leading independent firms of fire, security and communications specialists supplying into commercial and independent living sectors. As a privately owned company we develop some of the most advanced and sophisticated systems for industry, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and local authorities.

Integrated life safety


Security systems



TLT is an award-winning law firm with offices in London, Bristol, Manchester, Glasgow & Edinburgh. TLT provides a full range of legal services to businesses, organisations and the public sector involved in housing for older people and the care sector including extra care housing, retirement villages and care homes.

Legal services


Tunstall Healthcare Group offers a range of connected care and connected health solutions, using smart technology underpinned by high quality, high touch services to support older people and those with long term conditions to live independently, securely, healthily and happily as they are able.



Connected care

Connected health

Social Care


We provide a complete and professional service from conception to completion, including design, masterplanning and delivery. Our core specialism is in urban regeneration but we have built a strong client base across a diverse range of sectors including care, leisure, retail and residential with project values up to £40m.