Just The Job: In The Future In Hertfordshire

27 August 2019

When it comes to supporting local tradespeople and businesses, the UK’s leading developer and manager of retirement communities, McCarthy and Stone, is leading the way. 

Having employed a team of contractors, labourers and security professionals from across Hertfordshire to deliver developments which are currently under construction in Hatfield, Buntingford and Knebworth, the new McCarthy and Stone retirement communities are now taking shape.

Since the build programme began across the developments, McCarthy and Stone has invested in the Hertfordshire workforce, and will create more than 600 jobs by the end of the development’s construction, ranging from ground-workers to decorators. 

Michael Pond, Contracts Manager for Lowe House in Knebworth commented: “McCarthy and Stone’s commitment to sourcing its tradespeople from the local work pool has already provided a welcome boost to the Hertfordshire community.”

“With construction at our forthcoming Highclere House, Royal Gardens and Lowe House developments now well underway, we have already employed a number of contractors from in and around Hertfordshire to work on site. We cannot stress enough the importance of employing a local workforce and supporting family businesses; and, as the developments continue to progress, we will continue to look to recruit construction professionals from the surrounding areas.”

Julie Ward, National Sales Director for McCarthy and Stone, added: “Community is at the heart of everything we do at McCarthy and Stone. By investing in local talent and skilled tradespeople we are set to boost the provision of quality retirement apartments across Hertfordshire, creating a hub for retirees and delivering the kind of accommodation the older generation truly deserves.”  

Highclere House on Great North Road in Hatfield will comprise of 24 luxury one-bed and two-bedroom Retirement Living apartments for those aged 60 and over, with the first homeowners expected in  April 2020

Following the success of the Lifestyle Living bungalows at the Royal Gardens development on Seymour Road in Buntingford, a collection of Retirement Living apartments is now under construction on adjacent land.  Here, construction is expected to complete in April 2020. 

Elsewhere in Hertfordshire, work is also underway on the Lowe House Retirement Living Plus development on London Road in Knebworth, which will comprise a stylish collection of one and two bedroom apartments exclusively designed for the over 70s.  Apartments will be available to reserve off plan in early 2020 with first occupations expected May 2020 

Retirement Living provides an ideal downsizing option for retirees seeking the privacy and independence that comes with owning your own home, but with additional help and support in the form of a dedicated House Manager, who will oversee the day-to-day running of the development. 

McCarthy and Stone’s Retirement Living Plus developments offer retirees all the benefits of Retirement Living, along with access to tailored domestic and personal assistance packages to help homeowners manage their day-to-day lives – and with an on-site restaurant providing freshly cooked meals.  

Each individual Hertfordshire development will feature a club lounge, ideal for socialising with new-found friends, a guest suite for when homeowners have visitors to stay, and beautifully maintained gardens.  A House Manager will take care of the day-to-day running of Highclere House and Royal Gardens, while an Estates Manager will be on hand at Lowe House. Secure entry systems and 24 hour emergency call points provide added peace-of-mind.

Those interested in Retirement Living in Hertfordshire are invited to call 0800 201 4811 or visit www.mccarthyandstone.co.uk.

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