Meet the JV Partners behind Shiplake Meadows

Meet the JV Partners behind Shiplake Meadows

Galliard Homes, Probitas Developments and O’Shea have joined forces to launch Shiplake Meadows, a new six-acre, highly sustainable, integrated retirement village in Lower Shiplake. The Joint Venture scheme will provide high-quality homes with onsite care and lifestyle amenities in beautiful surroundings less than two miles from Henley-on-Thames.

Find out more about the developer, operator and construction at Shiplake Meadows.

Galliard Homes

One of London’s leading developers.

Founded in 1992, Galliard is one of London and the South East’s largest developers. Over its 30-year history, the Galliard Group has evolved from its residential property origins to be a leading authority and expert in construction and the development of large mixed-use schemes. Led by Executive Chairman Stephen Conway, Galliard Homes is award-winning and, in recent years, has won international prizes for its developments The Chilterns, Baltimore Tower, and The Stage, to name a few. A strategic aim of the Group is to engage with the communities within which they work and promote employability, educational advancement, charitable giving, a strong local economy, and environmental sustainability. 

Stephen Conway, Executive Chairman of Galliard Homes, says: “Galliard is delighted to enter into the senior living market to provide much-needed high-quality homes and thoughtful lifestyle amenities to those in later life. Shiplake Meadows is set to be one of the finest retirement villages in the area, set in beautiful surroundings and with community at the heart of the development.”

Probitas Developments

A specialist in retirement living.

Probitas Developments are a specialist developer and operator within the fast-growing retirement sector. They have over 45 years of design, development and operations expertise, led by Scott Curran and Beatrix Lehnert. With their in-house team and external partners, they aim to create unique and inspiring places for people to live that champion high design standards, materials and services tailored to their lifestyle and care needs in retirement.

Once the development is operational, the village services will be run by Shiplake Meadows Limited which has been set up by Probitas. Beatrix Lehnert, Director at Probitas Developments, adds: “There is a lack of high-quality accommodation and services for the over 65’s in the market, and we aim to deliver best-in-class homes, services and operations. It is important to us that the customer always comes first, creating ‘healthy homes’ for residents to continue to enjoy their lifestyle in high-quality, thoughtfully designed accommodation with attention to detail, living in a like-minded community with access to communal facilities and tailored support where needed.”


Market-leading developer and contractor

O’Shea has over 55 years of experience in construction and development and is currently involved in over £2 billion of development in the UK. Starting as a concrete frame contractor, O'Shea is uniquely positioned today as a residential-led investor, developer, and integrated main contractor. O’Shea’s vision for long-term success is centred around a partnership with the supply chain, development partners, and funders. O'Shea is a four-year top Track 250 company that continues to grow while boasting industry-beating profitability and balance sheet strength.

Rory O’Connor, Managing Director at O’Shea, states that: “O’Shea is proud to partner with Galliard and Probitas to bring high-quality living solutions to the over 65 market, a market that is not currently being served by the current provisions. This is a great opportunity to build sustainable, physical and social communities to enhance residents’ lifestyles.”

Edited February 17, 2023

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