Just the job: investing in the future in Royal Tunbridge Wells

01 November 2017

When it comes to supporting local tradespeople and businesses, the UK’s leading retirement housebuilder, McCarthy and Stone, is leading the way, having employed a team of local contractors, labourers and security personnel to deliver its new development in Royal Tunbridge Wells. 

McCarthy and Stone has invested in the local workforce to deliver its Retirement Living Plus development, The Dairy, on St John’s Road, which will comprise a stylish selection of one and two bedroom privately-owned apartments exclusively for those aged 70 and over. 

Since construction began, a number of jobs have been created for local tradespeople. It is estimated that, as the site continues to progress further, jobs in areas such as plumbing, electrics, dry lining, painting and decorating will follow. 

Craig McKenzie, McCarthy and Stone Site Manager for The Dairy, commented: “Our commitment to sourcing tradespeople from the local work pool has already provided a welcome boost for the Royal Tunbridge Wells community; and, as the build programme continues, we will be looking to recruit even more skilled workers from the surrounding areas. 

“As a leading retirement housebuilder, we invest in quality design and building delivery – together with careful attention to detail and consideration to providing the very best customer service – and this adds-up to a winning formula. Each and every one of the employees involved in this development, from the construction teams laying bricks on site to the sales teams in the office, plays an active role in turning the McCarthy and Stone vision into reality.” 

Testament to the high standard of Craig McKenzie’s work in Royal Tunbridge Wells and across the South East, he has been nominated for a CIOB Construction Manager of the Year award, which selects Construction Managers from across the country for their work in the sector. 

The apartments at The Dairy in Royal Tunbridge Wells are now available to buy off-plan, with prices starting from £374,950 for a one-bedroom apartment. First occupations are expected in early 2018. 

Georgina Akers, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for McCarthy and Stone, said “At McCarthy and Stone we are committed to helping older people stay independent for longer while living in a secure, low maintenance apartment. We are confident that, by investing in high quality local talent and skilled tradesmen, we will continue to deliver stunning developments which can be held up as an example of the kind of accommodation older generations truly deserve.” 

Facilities at The Dairy will include a stunning club lounge and bistro, serving freshly prepared food daily; beautifully landscaped gardens in which to relax; a convenient guest suite should homeowners have friends or relatives to stay; and a wellbeing suite. A 24-hour estate management team provides added peace-of-mind for homeowners and their families, and domestic and personalised care packages can be tailored to suit individual requirements.

Situated in the heart of Royal Tunbridge Wells, the McCarthy and Stone development is within easy walking distance to a variety of shops and local amenities including an NHS surgery, local bowls club, tennis courts, and the beautiful St John’s recreation ground. The development also includes on-site parking to make travel even easier. 

McCarthy and Stone will be hosting a Sales Launch for The Dairy on Wednesday 8th November. Guests at the event, which is being held at The Mercure Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge Road, Pembury, will be among the first to find out about apartment specifications and pricing at the Retirement Living Plus development, with presentations taking place at 11am and 2pm. 

More than nine out of ten customers would recommend McCarthy and Stone to a friend, ensuring it has received the full Five Star award for customer satisfaction from the Home Builders Federation for 12 years’ running.  McCarthy and Stone is the only UK housebuilder of any size or type to achieve this accolade for 12 years, which is every year the awards have been run. 

To find out more about the new apartments or upcoming Sales Launch for The Dairy, please call the sales team on 0800 201 4743 or click here.

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