Major expansion for Churchill Estates Management with acquisition of 32 developments from Housing 21!

Churchill Estates Management (“CEM” or “Churchill”) has completed the biggest ever single expansion of its portfolio with the acquisition of 32 retirement developments from Housing 21. 

Taking effect from 1st July 2024, this acquisition brings a total of 1,035 leasehold retirement properties across the country into Churchill’s portfolio, growing the our total units under management to over 10,000. 

Churchill takes on the ownership and management of the 32 developments following an extensive period of consultation with homeowners and colleagues over recent months to ensure a smooth transition. The developments cover a wide geographic area from Liverpool in the northwest to Eastbourne in the south and will fit seamlessly into Churchill’s nationwide manager support network.

We were selected as the best fit to take on the management of these developments from Housing 21 due to our many years of specialist expertise in the privately-owned retirement leasehold sector. With our strong focus on the over 60s market, we have a deep understanding of the unique needs of this customer base and how to deliver enjoyable, safe and worry-free living in this specialist form of housing.

CEM’s Managing Director Emma McCarthy said: 

“We are delighted to have completed this acquisition which marks the biggest ever single expansion of our portfolio. Our unrivalled specialism in the privately-owned leasehold retirement sector makes us the perfect fit to take on the management and long term stewardship of these developments, and we are committed to ensuring a smooth transition and continued high level of service for all the Owners and staff members involved. This is another exciting step in our growth journey as we continue to expand our presence across the country and pursue our exciting plans for the future.”

 Richard Wheeldon, Head of Retirement Living (Leasehold) at Housing 21 said: 

“As an expert provider of Retirement Living and Extra Care, we recognise the needs of our leasehold residents would be better served by a specialist leasehold provider. Churchill Estates Management has an excellent track record of meeting the specific needs of leaseholders and we are pleased to be transferring ownership of these schemes to an organisation that can better serve our leasehold residents whilst continuing to provide colleagues with an excellent employee experience.” 


Please fill out this form to seek Permission for alterations to your property. Once submitted, the form will be reviewed by the Property Services team and you will be contacted with the outcome.

Note that a Permissions fee will be payable prior to CEM giving approval to your Permissions request. You will receive an invoice with the relevant fee as part of this process, to the email address you include on the form.

Any alterations carried out without CEM’s Permission may be in breach of your lease agreement, and may incur an additional fee and/or prompt CEM to request that the work is reinstated to its original condition.