Our history

Our history

Churchill Retirement Living is a UK based, privately owned, family run Company, founded in 1994 by Spencer and Clinton McCarthy. The company originally started out building stone and thatched cottages in and around Hampshire, Dorset and Wiltshire under the name of Emlor Homes.  We began with our office based in Clinton’s garage in the New Forest but by 1998 had grown such that we were voted 'Housebuilder of the Year' by WhatHouse? Magazine.

In 2000 we decided to change the direction of the Company to focus exclusively on the development of purpose built retirement developments and after the fantastic success of our first development, Avon Lodge in Southbourne, we decided to sell all our existing open market sites and to concentrate solely on the retirement market.

In 2003 we renamed ourselves Churchill Retirement Living, and since then the company has continued to go from strength to strength, winning the WhatHouse? 'Housebuilder of the Year' award once again in 2016 and becoming the first ever retirement specialist to do so. 

Churchill Retirement Living now has over 100 retirement developments across the UK, with our Head Office in Ringwood, Hampshire and Regional Offices in Byfleet, St Albans, Bromsgrove, Exeter and Manchester.


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