Our history

McCarthy & Stone, our history

McCarthy & Stone is the UK's leading retirement housebuilder. We have been pioneers in this field since the 1970s and our name is now synonymous with retirement at its most rewarding.

Milestones in our history

We built our first retirement apartments in New Milton, Hampshire, in 1977. Today, we provide the largest share of the UK’s owner occupied Retirement Living and Retirement Living PLUS accommodation. We’ve built more than 51,000 individual apartments in 1,100 different developments nationwide.

In 1984 we achieved a full listing on the London Stock Exchange and grew quickly due to a rapidly aging population and growing demand for our products. We provide three core products, and more information on these can be found by clicking here.

Expanding our portfolio of services

As the needs of our homeowners have changed, we have developed new services for retirement that complement and build on our core property development activity.

Management and support services

In 2010 we decided to provide our own management and support services in all new developments. McCarthy & Stone Management Services takes care of estate maintenance and provides support to homeowners across our new developments.

Since 2010, in all our new Retirement Living PLUS developments we also now provide a range of flexible care and support services in partnership with Somerset Care Group, a large and very experienced not-for-profit care operation. We call it YourLife Management Services.

We’re here to make sure you lead a life that is comfortable, enjoyable, independent and fulfilling in your own home.