Capital Expansion

We are Growing!

Over the next 5-years, we are expanding our services and facilities.

We recognise that Camphill MK must adapt, not only to meet the needs of our current residents who are approaching an older age but also to
meet an increasing demand for support for younger adults with more complex needs.

With 43% of our residents having lived here for more than 20-years, the concept of a ‘home for life” has been firmly established in the
minds of both residents and their families.  Our buildings must be fit to support them as they age, change, and require additional support systems.


This Masterplan has been developed after extensive planning and consultation with our current resident group and their families, local
disabled communities, commissioners, and other care providers and their service users. This programme will enable us to deal with the increasingly complex demands of our residents.

What are we building?

We have planning permission to build at both our Pennyland and Willen Park sites.  In total, we will add:

  • 60 new accessible rooms for residents
  • 8+ new buildings
  • a workshops unit with pottery, weavery and tools refurbishment
  • adaptations to the Chrysalis Theatre
  • expanded car park
  • outdoor Education Zone with allotments, forest gardens, raised beds, polytunnels.

To achieve this large project, we have split it into phases.  Phase 1 will see the garage block at Willen Park demolished and replaced with an accommodation block for up to 5 new residents.  This block will be fully accessible with ensuite wet rooms, communal dining and cooking facilities, and hoist mechanism for each unit.

Also included in phase 1 at Willen Park was the expansion of the car parking to create 65 on-site parking bays and vehicular access routes to the rear of the site which was completed summer 2023.

The first phase at Pennyland will see the first of 5 new houses built which will accommodate up to 10 new residents.  This block will also be fully accessible with ensuite wet rooms, communal dining and cooking facilities, and hoist mechanism for each unit. The ground-works for this house began on the 1 June 2023.

Willen Park Existing
Willen Park Proposed

Be Part of Our Journey

Pennyland Existing
Pennyland Proposed

This year, we have started building Phase 1.  This part of the project costs c. £3.3m and we have raised 94% of the funds already.  We need to secure an additional £200,000 to complete the phase 1 project.  Can you help us?   

If you know someone who would like to make a donation, large or small, please let them know about our project or email to make an introduction.  We are also setting up a Philanthropy Advisory Board – do you have expertise in securing large gifts, capital programmes or do you have an ideal philanthropic network – get in contact with Lucy, our Head of Development to find out more. 

Or could you set up a fundraiser: run a marathon in our name, do a bake sale, run a competition in your office… we would love to hear your ideas…

Support us by making an online donation today: 

Would you like to know more?

Please download our Capital Prospectus for more information about our Building project. 

This document will tell you about the aims of the project with larger drawings, showing the plans ambitions. 

Our buildings are designed to be in-keeping with the Camphill style and the community within which they sit.  We will be embedding environmental principals across the sites, with green roofs, utiliising passive design principals and utilising sustainably sourced materials.  

The Capital Team

We started building our capital team in 2016 with the appointment of Studio Ageli.  An architectural practice who considered the environmental impact, building aesthetics and community engagement to develop plans and secure planning permission. 

In 2023 our Project Manager Mark Eustace joined our Quantity Surveyor Steve from Stellar in appointing Devonshire Architects to take us through to completion. 

Local construction firm Watson & Cox have been appointed to build the first house. This firm is engaging with the residents during the build process and working collaboratively to raise awareness about mental health within the construction sector.  Steve and Matt from Watson & Cox are the day-to-day contacts whilst on site.


Pictured Left to Right: Tim Davies (Camphill MK CEO), Simon Death (Camphill MK Facilities Manager), Matt Cooper (Watson & Cox)


Find out how you can help us by visiting our Support Us page where you will find information on raising funds, volunteering, undertaking challenges, and getting your staff and friends involved.

Check out some of our blog posts to see any events that are currently running, or to see the success of previous events