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Celebrating 500 retirement communities

There was laughter, fizz and fun, as TV star, entertainer and author, Anton Du Beke dazzled guests at the opening of Priory House.

Anton du Beke and the McCarthy Stone team at the 500th development celebrations at Priory House in Banstead, Surrey
News and community
Posted 30 March 2023
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We celebrated the opening of our 500th community with Anton Du Beke!

Priory House in Banstead, Surrey is our 500th managed development and to mark this milestone, homeowners and colleagues came together for a celebration - with the help of special celebrity guest Anton Du Beke. The Strictly Come Dancing star delighted guests with a dancing display, even taking a few lucky homeowners for a spin around the dance floor.

Priory House offers retirement homes for sale of rent in Banstead for the over 60s. It’s proving extremely popular, with over 80% of properties sold. The first homeowners arrived in October last year and this Retirement Living development is quickly forming a thriving and supportive community.

CEO John Tonkiss said: “This milestone is an indication of the ongoing need for more and better housing for older people across the country. I would like to thank our 22,000 customers who put their trust in us every day to make their later years a delightful experience. I would also like to thank everyone who works for McCarthy Stone. It is their commitment to championing and supporting our homeowners that makes it possible to provide our services and create even deeper and longer relationships with our customers."

Housing Minister Rachel Maclean MP also welcomed the news, adding: “Increasing the supply and choice of specialist housing for older people is a priority for the government, which is especially important as the population ages. Offering older and more vulnerable people a better choice of accommodation to suit their changing needs can help them live independently and feel more connected to their communities.”

Our developments represent more than half of all retirement housing built over the last decade and we are continuing to build around 40 new retirement communities a year.

Find your community with McCarthy Stone  

McCarthy Stone’s stunning retirement properties provide the perfect place to relax, enjoy life and meet new people. And with options in sought-after locations across the UK, from our new retirement villages with bungalows to independent living in a luxurious Retirement Living apartment or the added reassurance of Retirement Living PLUS, you’re bound to find the right property for your retirement dreams.  Find a retirement home for sale or rent near you.


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