Terlingham Gardens Retirement Village

Creating a sensitively designed retirement community on the Kent Downs

Collaboration led to a design strategy that responds to the AONB designation and showcases the beauty of this elevated coastal site.

Retirement Village, Hawkinge


Set on top of the North Downs, Terlingham Gardens in Hawkinge offers stunning views above nearby Folkestone to the English Channel and French coastline. Located on the former RAF Hawkinge airfield, the site played an important role during WWII defending the skies above Kent and now provides a peaceful and beautiful location for “Later Living”.

Creating a Safe Environment

The Pentland Homes model for Terlingham Gardens includes tailored care and support packages, allowing residents to lead independent lives in a safe environment. The development will include a series of bungalows, apartments and a central hub building comprising a wellbeing centre, café, restaurants and cinema.


Working closely with Clague Architects our design features private terrace gardens, communal gardens, a central green park for recreational activities, a walled kitchen garden and a trim trail through wildflower meadows.


We spent some time perfecting the planting design for this elevated coastal site and its ultimate success demonstrates the value of sound collaboration at design stage backed up by dedicated contractors and a qualified grounds maintenance team. We are also proud to be supporting a wider masterplan for Hawkinge West.


West Hawkinge Masterplan


Pentland Homes


Clague Architects, Peter Brett Associates, New Build Landscapes