Hundreds turn out to Grand Opening Gala with Gregg Wallace

Austin Heath, an award-winning later living community in Heathcote, Warwick officially opened its eagerly anticipated Village Centre on Saturday 22nd June, with a family fete ‘Grand Opening Gala’ attended by hundreds of guests, including residents and the local community.

Gregg Wallace, best known for being a judge on MasterChef and presenting Eat Well for Less, cut the ribbon to the new village centre, ‘The Grange’ which features a spa pool, sauna, steam room, treatment suite and relaxation spaces. As well as a brasserie, garden room, library and beauty salon, all open to the local public, as well as excited residents of Austin Heath.

The Grand Opening Gala was a huge success, with hundreds of people attending to celebrate in the sunshine. Resident Bob Dobney composed a short piece of music which he played on his bag pipes to welcome guests to The Grange and commence the day’s festivities.

The event featured live music from Tipitina, cocktail making, a vintage Austin Healey car and artefacts from the British Motor Museum, speed styling with a fashion consultant, craft and food workshops, as well as a range of children’s activities.


Gregg Wallace


Gregg was given a private tour of Austin Heath and the new facilities and was particularly impressed with the gym, which features a state-of-the-art cardio wall.

Gregg also took part in a Q&A with CEO of Inspired Villages, Jamie Bunce and Director, James Cobb, where they considered their favourite areas of the new Village Centre - including the restaurant, and discussed what the new facilities mean to residents.


Austin Heath clubhouse opening


Trish Staite, Village Manager at Austin Heath, comments: “We were very excited to welcome Gregg Wallace to Austin Heath to mark the opening of our impressive Village Centre and celebrate at our Grand Opening Gala! It was a great day for everyone, full of music, laughter, glorious food and fun.

“The new facilities are really impressive, and our residents are enjoying making the most of the new spa pool and brasserie. The facilities are also open to the local community and we’d love to welcome some new faces.”

Austin Heath offers contemporary living at the heart of ‘Shakespeare’s England’. Just a short distance from Warwick’s famous castle and Leamington Spa’s shops and restaurants.

Austin Heath features 118 exclusive homes, available to purchase or to rent including village centre apartments, assisted living, panorama and penthouses.

Facilities include Eric’s café, The Dining Room Restaurant, vitality pool, steam and sauna, hair and beauty salon, gym to including a cardio wall, craft room and library/cinema room.

For more information about Austin Heath, please click here.

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