Apartments for older folk get permission
Planning permission has been granted for a new Later Living development in Yate, South Gloucestershire.
McCarthy & Stone has been given the go-ahead to build 44 apartments exclusively for those aged 60 and above. The company already has retirement apartments for sale at Brook Court in Bradley Stoke and William Court in Downend.
Construction on the one and two-bedroom properties at Westerleigh Road in Yate will begin in spring ready for sale to private owners.
Aileen King, regional sales and marketing director, said: "As specialists in later living, we understand what our customers want; a low maintenance property offering independence and security, to help get the most out of later life."
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With over 35 years' experience, McCarthy & Stone has become Britain's leading provider of retirement apartments.
Its developments offer the independence of retaining home ownership, while the apartments are specifically designed for later life.
Facilities include a shared lounge, guest suite, laundry room and a lift, while a dedicated house manager ensures the smooth running of the development. A security entrance system plus 24-hour emergency call points provide peace of mind for both residents and their families.
To help ensure that McCarthy & Stone remains at the forefront of its industry, it is inviting Bristol architects to come up with ideas.
The British Open Design Competition is run in partnership with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
Competitors are tasked with producing "exciting and innovative new designs which will meet the demands of those aged over 55 who are looking for something a little different in later life".
But architects will have to move fast since the date for registration is January 22, with final designs to be submitted before January 29.
Shane Paull, Regional Managing Director from McCarthy & Stone, explained: "This competition will demand that design professionals challenge their pre-conceptions of what age means and create solutions which celebrate the wisdom and freedom that the aging process should encompass.
"It is a great opportunity for us to break boundaries for the housing sector and we would urge interested architects to act now, so not to miss out on their chance to play their part in the re-imagining of our industry."
For more about the architects' competition or to register interest in any of the apartments, all 0800 201 4742 or visit www.mccarthyandstone.co.uk