About Us
Renaissance Retirement was founded in the 1990s with the aim of designing, building and managing luxury retirement developments that were simply better than the standard developments being built across the country at the time. That ethos still resonates today. At Renaissance Retirement it is still, and always will be, the personal touch that sets us apart.

Renaissance Founder Robert Taylor meeting Prince Charles at Fleur-de-Lis Poundbury Our heritage dates back to 1997 when our founder, Robert Taylor, was hand-picked by HRH Prince Charles to design and build the very first retirement apartments at his flagship development in Poundbury, Dorchester. Since then we have been continuously evolving by developing apartments with generous space standards, high quality internal and external specifications, mezzanine galleries and beautiful landscaped garden areas. I’m proud to say we have always kept abreast of our customers’ evolving needs and aspirations.

With Renaissance Retirement, you’ll enjoy independent living in a luxurious environment, safe in the knowledge that your home is secure. You will also have the support of your concierge should you need it. A very welcome assurance for your family and friends. Our communal areas are truly luxurious, beautifully furnished and meticulously cleaned and maintained, ensuring the level of comfort that one would expect in the very best hotels.

The Dining and Living Rooms at Fleur-de-Lis Wantage A number of years ago when Bob was showing some potential owners around one of our new developments, a lady stopped him and said: “Robert – I love the quality and the finish of your apartments. I can’t fault them. But we won’t compromise on our living standards. If you built them twice the size I’d buy one tomorrow!”

He smiled and replied: “No you wouldn’t – they’d be twice the price and that would put you off!” Without even the slightest hesitation the lady said “No it wouldn’t!” That conversation stuck with Bob over the years and since then he’s had numerous encounters with potential owners who wanted bigger space standards when they downsize from their family homes.

And now we have built them! With some of our apartments boasting floor spaces up to 1,875 sq ft and the majority of two bedroom apartments averaging 1,000 sq ft, Renaisance Retirement can offer something special to a retirement market that is now demanding bigger bedrooms, wider hallways, more storage space, en-suites, dining rooms and higher specification kitchens. In addition, we are designing larger, more stunning landscaped gardens and one for one parking where we can.

We are Renaissance Retirement and it’s time to ‘Upsize Your Expectations!’



Christopher Compton Goddard
Chairman, Renaissance Retirement