The Benefits

Benefits of an Opus Retirement Village

As well as addressing the need for retirement housing with care and care home beds in the area, an Opus Retirement Village brings a number of other benefits.

Meeting the growing care need

The Opus Integrated Retirement Community will provide purpose designed later living housing as well as specialist nursing and dementia care allowing the growing elderly population to remain within the Parish of Barford.

Community Parkland

Creating a new publicly accessible green space in the heart of Barford for all to enjoy. Suggestions on how this new green space could be used is sought at the Public Consultation.


Opus residents will be keen to support local businesses and participate in groups, associations and clubs. Opus would welcome groups to hold meetings and take part with events within the Village Care Centre.

Health &


A study by Aston University showed that after a year of moving to an IRC, NHS costs for residents were cut by 38% and routine GP appointments fell by 46%.

Freeing up

Family Housing

A large proportion of people moving will be from the local area, freeing up family houses.


The Wellness Spa will provide opportunities for membership by local residents.

Local Jobs

The Opus later living community will create circa 115 full and part-time jobs.

Taking Care

of Traffic

An IRC creates just 25% of the traffic generated by a similar sized housing development, with the vast majority of traffic travelling outside of rush hour.

Your feedback is valued

To give your feedback on the proposals and to be kept updated on progress, or to register your potential interest in the planned retirement village at Barford, please complete the contact form