A golden moment in Poundbury - Olympic legend, Dame Mary Peters opens retirement complex

22 June 2017

This week saw Dorchester retirees and their relatives joined by an Olympic sporting legend – Dame Mary Peters CH DBE RNR to mark the opening of a new retirement complex in Poundbury, McCarthy and Stone’s Bowes Lyon Court.

Dame Mary Peters who won the women’s pentathlon gold medal at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, performed a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the development, and was joined by staff and homeowners for a speech where she talked about her experiences as an Olympian and sporting ambassador.

Dame Mary said: “I was delighted to be invited to Poundbury for the opening of Bowes Lyon Court. It was an absolute pleasure to be able to chat to homeowners there, reminisce about the good old days and share my gold medal with them. I was so inspired by some of their stories and I thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the ribbon-cutting and opening celebrations of what is truly a remarkable development.” 

Kim Caldwell, Regional Sales and Marketing Director at McCarthy and Stone Southern, commented: “We were thrilled to welcome Dame Mary Peters, as well as so many people from the local area to celebrate the opening of Bowes Lyon Court and give it the golden treatment it deserves. We are committed to delivering an exceptional lifestyle and, as such, the development enjoys a prime setting in the heart of the Queen Mother Square with access to all its amenities, stunning architectural design and the highest specification fixtures and finishes that give it an ultra-luxurious, regal feel.”

Now over 60 percent sold, Bowes Lyon Court consists of 62 stunning one and two bedroom apartments aimed exclusively at the over 70s. Homeowners are able to retain their independence in the form of homeownership, but with the comfort of knowing that when they need a little extra support, it’s ready and waiting. A qualified team are on hand to provide personalised, flexible on-site care which can be tailored to individual’s specific needs, as well as a 24-hour emergency call service for added peace of mind. There is a lift as well as wheelchair access to all apartments so homeowners can make the most of all the shared facilities which include an on-site restaurant proving a delicious three-course lunch, outdoor terrace, luxurious wellbeing suite offering a range of treatments, and a convenient guest suite should friends or family come to stay.

For more information about Bowes Lyon Court please call 0800 201 4847 or click here.

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