Queen Elizabeth Court in Kirkby Lonsdale named UK Retirement Development of the Year

04 November 2014

Queen Elizabeth Court, McCarthy & Stone’s new Retirement Living development in Kirkby Lonsdale, has been named the UK Retirement Development of the Year at the annual UK Property Awards. The award recognises the development’s high quality design and construction.

Queen Elizabeth Court offers 36 one and two bedroom apartments, specifically designed for the over 60s. The innovative design of the apartments caters effectively for the evolving requirements of Retirement Living. Specialist features include an accessible balcony that brings the outdoors inside and retractable walls to make the most out of the living space.

Fiona Brooks, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for McCarthy & Stone said: “We are delighted that Queen Elizabeth Court has been recognised with such a prestigious award.  This development incorporates innovative and modern design with traditional locally sourced materials, ensuring it blends seamlessly with the local area.”

Located on Tram Lane, the development marked a design milestone for McCarthy & Stone, being the first site entirely constructed to the design recommendations made in the Government-sponsored Housing our Ageing Population: Panel for Innovation (HAPPI) Report, published in 2009.

The UK Property Awards celebrates the highest levels of achievement by companies operating in all sectors of the property and real estate industry. Queen Elizabeth Court will now compete for the title of International Retirement Development of the Year at the International Property Awards in Dubai in December.

McCarthy & Stone’s Retirement Living developments offer the independence of retaining home ownership while living in an apartment specifically designed for the over 60s. To find out more about Retirement Living at Queen Elizabeth Court, please contact McCarthy & Stone on 01524 273103. 




HAPPI – Housing our Ageing Population: Panel for Innovation

Commissioned by the Homes and Communities Agency, on behalf of Communities and Local Government and the Department of Health, to consider how best to address the challenge of providing homes that meet the needs and aspirations of the older people of the future.

HAPPI identified ten key design elements: Space and flexibility; Daylight in the home and in shared spaces; Balconies and outdoor space; Adaptability and ‘care ready’ design; Positive use of circulation space; Shared facilities and ‘hubs’; Plants, trees, and the natural environment; Energy efficiency and sustainable design; Storage for belongings and bicycles; External shared surfaces and ‘home zones’.

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