High-quality Retirement Living accommodation proposed for the Oldbury Road car park site
22 October 2014
Following pre-application consultation with the local community, McCarthy & Stone, the UK’s leading developer of retirement apartments, has submitted plans to Tewkesbury Borough Council to sensitively redevelop the Oldbury Road car park site with 32 much-needed Retirement Living apartments.
Tewkesbury Borough Council decided to sell the Oldbury Road car park in November 2013 following consultation. This decision was approved by a Full Council vote in February 2014.
The Brownfield, town centre site would be regenerated with a new traditional building inspired by Tewkesbury’s unique architecture, and there will be landscaped gardens along Station Street, improving the character and appearance of the local area.
McCarthy & Stone’s redevelopment represents multi-million pound investment which will deliver economic benefits to the town centre. Based on experience of existing developments, the average age of residents of Retirement Living apartments is 78 years and most do their shopping within a one-mile radius, with 80% using local shops daily. As a result, Retirement Living accommodation helps to keep spending local and supports local shops such as independent traders.
Retirement Living apartments are specifically designed to meet the needs of people in later life and include a residents’ lounge and other shared facilities, together with a fully trained House Manager. There is a considerable need, both locally and nationally for this type of specialist accommodation for older people, which will also contribute to the overall housing needs of Tewkesbury Borough Council.
Darren Humphreys, Regional Managing Director at McCarthy & Stone commented “We’ve worked hard to introduce a scheme that will improve the appearance of this Brownfield site and will make a positive contribution to the special character of the town”.
He continued: “Our proposals will also improve the range of housing choice available for local people in later life. This helps to release larger-sized family housing back into local markets as older residents are able to move to more suitable forms of accommodation close to local shops and services”
People requiring further information are invited to visit the project’s website, www.mccarthyandstone-consultation.co.uk/tewkesbury or freephone information line on 0800 298 7040.
For more information contact:
t. 01962 893 881