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Royal Hill Park, Partnership With Royal National Institute For The Blind 

Posted 5 March 2020 by Rory Roberston

Countryside Properties launch their partnership with The Royal National Institute for the Blind. A collection of homes and outdoor spaces designed for people with visual impairment and those with full sight...

Countryside Properties have unveiled their latest development of new homes in Redhill, a collection designed in partnership with the Royal National Institute for the Blind. The development, which sits within the local Green belt area, has a selection of homes - and crucially outdoor spaces - designed both for the partial sighted and full sighted. 

Royal Hill Park is a development of three, four and five-bedroom homes. Homes here benefit with excellent train links from Redhill to London Bridge or London Blackfriars taking only 31 minutes. This new development builds on the RNIB’s history of providing social care in the area (a history dating back almost 200 years ago).

The land of which Royal Hill Park rests on is a place full of philanthropic history. In 1849, the site was occupied by The Philanthropic Society Farm School which helped train young men in farming and gardening labour before it was taken over by the RNIB in 1988  

The development has been expertly designed to accommodate for both people with visual impairment and those with normal sight – meaning the two communities can coexist and navigate the development with ease. Particular attention has been given to designing a community of homes which offer a high standard or accommodation for both the visually impaired and full sighted. 

‘The Mind’s Eye Garden’ project - designed by Studio Loci in partnership with Countryside - won Gold at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2014. 'The Mind's Eye Graden' project has inspired Royal Hill Park’s unique and progressive approach to helping facilitate co-habitual living amongst all walks of life, with outdoor spaces inspired by the award winning design. 

The ‘Sensory Trail’ is an expertly designed landscape of sounds, smells and textures that act to help guide residents with impaired vision throughout the development. Various flowers bloom along the pathways to allow those with sight problems to use scents to guide themselves through the development. 

The site is now a collection of 77 private sale homes alongside 50 units of specialised accommodation for those with visual impairment. 

Prices start from £665,000 for a four-bedroom home.

To discover more about Royal Hill Park visit countrysideproperties.com. 

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