Construction starts on retirement development in Morningside, Edinburgh

10 July 2014

McCarthy & Stone, the UK’s leading retirement builder, has started construction work on 39 new Retirement Living properties in the Morningside area of Edinburgh. The new development, located on Balcarres Street, will comprise a mix of one and two bedroom apartments exclusively for the over 60s.

Apartments will be available to buy off-plan later in the summer with first occupations taking place in spring 2015. The new development is ideally situated between two traditional apartment blocks, with excellent access to the wealth of local amenities on nearby Morningside Road. Plus Edinburgh’s city-centre is easily accessible with many local bus routes just a short walk away from the development.

Suzanne McElhiney, marketing manager for McCarthy & Stone in Scotland, commented: “Everything we do is built around a belief that later life can be rich, rewarding and fulfilling, and starting construction of our Retirement Living development in Morningside marks an exciting milestone in helping the over 60s in this part of Edinburgh make the most of later life. When complete, the apartments will be low maintenance in design and will benefit from modern fittings, good security and will have a number of specialist features.”

With over 35 years of experience, McCarthy & Stone has become Britain’s leading provider of retirement apartments, having built more than 45,000 apartments in 1,000 different schemes.

Its Retirement Living developments offer the independence of retaining home ownership while living in an apartment specifically designed for later life. Facilities include a shared lounge, guest suite, laundry room and a lift.

A dedicated house manager ensures the smooth running of the development and a security entrance system plus 24-hour emergency call points provide peace of mind for both residents and their families. All properties are low maintenance and energy efficient.

For more about Retirement Living in Morningside, Edinburgh, contact McCarthy & Stone now on 0800 201 4740 to register interest.


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Hazel Taylor Red Angel PR 0131 441 9803/07709 317 289