Just the job: investing in the future in Broadstone

10 October 2017

When it comes to supporting local tradesmen and businesses, the UK’s leading retirement housebuilder, McCarthy & Stone is truly leading the way, having employed a team of local contractors in Broadstone and the surrounding areas, to deliver its new development, Waterman House in Broadstone. 

Led by Site Manager Lloyd Bryant, McCarthy & Stone has invested heavily in the local workforce. Since construction began at the site in March, the development has created a number of jobs for local tradesmen around Broadstone, where Lloyd estimates 30 people are currently working on the site every day, including brick layers, scaffolders, and banksmen. It is estimated that as the site continues to progress, a further 15 jobs in areas such as plumbing, electrics, and tiling will follow, moving the number to around 45 people working on the site each day. 

Matt Boxall, 22 from Poole, began a bricklaying apprenticeship with McCarthy & Stone two years ago, which he completed in July this year. Matt has now just started a two year site manager apprenticeship, and will be working under the guidance of Lloyd to see the development through to completion next summer, before moving to another McCarthy and Stone site nearby. 

Speaking of his apprenticeship with McCarthy and Stone, Matt said: “I thoroughly enjoyed my first apprenticeship with McCarthy & Stone, and I am looking forward to progressing within the company and completing the site manager qualification. It’s a fantastic environment to work in, and I’ve learnt so much in my time here.” 

Lloyd Bryant, Site Manager at Waterman House in Broadstone, commented: “Matt is a great example of a young person who has shown real commitment and passion for the job, and we hope he will continue to progress within McCarthy & Stone. 

“McCarthy & Stone’s commitment to sourcing its tradesmen from the local work pool provides a welcome boost to Broadstone and the wider community of Dorset. Waterman House is still in its infancy but we’ve already had a number of local contractors working across the site, and the importance of employing local workforces and family businesses cannot be underestimated. As Waterman House continues to progress we will be looking to recruit more skilled tradesmen from the local and surrounding areas.” 

Set to welcome its first homeowners in July 2018, Waterman House will comprise a stylish collection of one and two bedroom private apartments, designed for those aged 60 and over. It includes a stunning homeowners’ lounge, ideal for socialising with friends, landscaped gardens fully maintained by a team of professionals, plus a convenient guest suite should homeowners have friends or relatives to stay. A dedicated House Manager takes care of the day-to-day running of the development; and a security entrance system and 24 hour emergency call points provide homeowners and their families with additional peace of mind.  

Those interested in Retirement Living at McCarthy & Stone’s Waterman House are invited to call 0800 310 0383 or click here.

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