Developing Innovative New Retirement Schemes

The origins of Cognatum Estates date back to the 1970s when The English Courtyard Association pioneered luxury retirement housing, setting the standard for the building and management of retirement schemes and providing a truly English solution for retirement living.

40 years later the model of not-for-profit management with long leases and no ground rents, combined with attractive architecture, spacious well-proportioned properties designed for downsizers and high standards of landscaping, remains as relevant as ever.

Cognatum Projects forms partnerships with landowners, housebuilders and development companies who share our vision of delivering the next generation of top-end housing schemes for the 55+ downsizers. The market potential is enormous, with the UK showing a huge shortage when compared to other countries such as the US, Canada and Australia.


Please contact us if you or your organisation would be interested in working in partnership with Cognatum.

Telephone 01491 821170 or email