Once in a generation – own your new home in the heart of Salisbury


There are relatively few opportunities to own a brand new home in the heart of historic Salisbury. They just don’t come to the market that often – perhaps once in a generation.

It’s why we’re so proud to announce that Forder Walk, our unique collection of 28 lovingly designed new houses all within our Chapters retirement village in Salisbury city centre in Wiltshire are now available. 

The new three and two-bedroom semi-detached properties are all sympathetically designed with period architecture, modern fittings and private outdoor areas. Homeowners at Forder Walk will also have full access to the facilities and lifestyle amenities of Chapters retirement village, which includes a landscaped courtyard, bistro and activity room, onsite parking and private gardens – another rare asset to find with a property located within the historic walls of Salisbury.  

Every one of our retirement living locations has a dedicated Lifestyle Manager on-site. They play a vital role in offering everything from friendly advice, emotional support to being an all-round party starter such as these recent socially-distanced events at Chapters.

This means our homeowners enjoy an independent lifestyle, whilst knowing that all of the help and support you may need is always on-hand. Forder Walk truly offers the best of both worlds with independent living and the reassurance that support and a vibrant community are on your doorstep.

The 28 semi-detached houses of Forder Walk are on the market as part of our affordable shared ownership scheme or to buy outright. Each house is unique with three and two bedroom options

You can find more in-depth information about layout, footage and prices on our Forder Walk page.

All are finished to an impeccable standard with high quality fittings and materials. Interior layouts are entirely bespoke, with each individual home enjoying its own floor arrangement.

The interiors inside the houses incorporate premium brands such as Villeroy & Boch and Neff that give homeowners a sense of familiarity, reliability and confidence. The team have spent many months using their extensive knowledge to plan and design the new houses into beautiful retirement living homes that seamlessly blend with the historic surroundings.

James Cheyne, Platinum Skies Architectural Project Lead, says: “Every project is special but this was truly a labour of love, given the historical backdrop. We had to get this right and considered housing design that both complements the historic character of the conservation area, the setting of the nearby listed buildings and allows for a contemporary living environment that’s best suited to independent living. You’ll notice many of these design flourishes such as the sash style windows, stone surrounds, slate roof and variation of brick types resembling the original local Fisherton brick, all in keeping with the surrounding conservation area.”

James added: “It’s an important chapter in the regeneration of the original site and we’re very pleased that residents are able to live independent, healthy lives in a safe community environment with care available if and when required.”

Forder Walk is positioned in a prime location for amenities. With the heart of Salisbury’s unique shopping scene and weekly market just on the doorstep, and quaint coffee shops and independent businesses peppered about the historic streets.

Salisbury Medical Practice and a pharmacy are also situated a few yards away from the houses. Transportation in and around the city is also easily accessible. Salisbury’s railway station offering great links to major cities such as Bath, Bristol and London is just a short walk. There are several nearby bus routes, cycle paths and direct links to major roads.

David Hines, Chief Operating Officer of Platinum Skies, says: “It’s testament to our planning, design and construction teams that these exceptional new affordable properties are now available to buy in the heart of Salisbury. Forder Walk is a collection of homes that will stand the test of time and continue engance this wonderful historic site. That they also enjoy all the latest technologies and energy saving solutions, while being part of a warm, inclusive retirement village is also worth celebrating.”

David added: “With premium fittings and a generous specification each house is unique, maximising the interior space to create the perfect haven for living your life as independently as you wish. All in a location that can cater for whatever needs you may have in later years. It really is the best of both worlds.”

: You can now also visit our beautiful locations for a safe visit and experience the Platinum Skies lifestyle first-hand.