Locals in Shirley Invited to Name New McCarthy & Stone Development

27 August 2019

The UK’s leading developer and manager of retirement communities, McCarthy and Stone has announced construction is set to commence and revealed a first-look of its brand new Retirement Living Plus development on The Green in Shirley. The development will eventually feature a collection of one and two bedroom privately-owned apartments for people aged 70 and over. 

Ahead of the build programme getting under way, McCarthy and Stone is appealing to local people to enter its ‘What’s in a Name’ competition, and to suggest a name for the new development. The winning entrant will be granted the opportunity to attend the official opening as well as receiving a cheque for £250. 

Jane Mayhew, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for McCarthy and Stone, said: "We are inviting people from the local area to name our latest Retirement Living Plus development in Shirley. We are looking for a name which will be relevant to the local community; and it can be anything from suggestions honouring local landmarks or scenery, to names incorporating elements of the town’s rich history. Simply submit your ideas by Monday 9th September to be considered for the prize, and to put your stamp on a little bit of future history in the town.”

To be in with a chance of naming McCarthy and Stone's new development and to win £250, all you have to do is email mccarthyandstone@mccann.com with your suggested development name and the reason behind it.  Please include ‘Shirley’ in the subject header, and also include your name and contact details in the email. The competition is open to people of all ages from the local and surrounding areas and the deadline for entries is Monday 9th September. 

McCarthy and Stone’s Shirley development will provide everything the over 70s could want for an enjoyable and independent retirement. Apartments are due to be available to buy off-plan from August 2020 with first occupations in October 2020.

The development will feature a stunning homeowners’ lounge, ideal for socialising with friends; landscaped gardens; a bistro serving hot food daily and a convenient guest suite, should homeowners have friends or relatives to stay. 
Flexible domestic and personalised care packages are available for homeowners, which can be tailored to provide varying levels of support according to individual needs. The Estates Team is on site around the clock and there is also an emergency call system for added peace-of-mind for homeowners and their families.

For more information about Retirement Living Plus in Shirley, please call 0800 201 4741 or visit www.mccarthyandstone.co.uk.

Terms and Conditions apply

1. The competition is open to all UK residents, except employees of McCarthy and Stone, their immediate family or anyone directly connected with this competition.

2. McCarthy and Stone in its sole discretion will decide on the winning entries. The criteria will include (but not limited to) the originality and suitability of the naming suggestion in relation to the local community. The judge’s decision is final. We will notify the winners by email and telephone by Monday 23rd September.    

3. The names are subject to approval from Solihull Borough Council and so may be changed after the promotion has ended.

4. All names submitted must be the suggestion of the individual submitting them. The entrant grants the Promoter permission to use the name in an official capacity for its’ Oakwood development, and for use on all marketing materials including, but not exclusive to local media, press adverts, billboards, posters, leaflets and the website. 

5. The closing date is 00:01 on Monday 9th September. The Promoter reserves the right to disqualify inappropriate entries.

6. The entries will be judged by Friday 20th September.

7. Entrants may only enter the competition once.

8. We will notify the winner by email and telephone. The Promoter’s announcement of the winning entrant is final and no correspondence will be entered into. If the winner cannot be contacted within one week the promoter reserves the right to choose an alternative winner.

9. Entries are to be emailed to mccarthyandstone@mccann.com by the closing date.

10. There is one prize cheque of £250. The prize is non-refundable and non-transferable and there is no cash alternative. 

11. All winners agree to take part in non-paid publicity following their naming suggestion being chosen (including photography if required), relating to the competition.

12. The Promoter reserves the right to control, amend, and terminate this promotion in the event of any unforeseen circumstances outside its reasonable control with no liability to entrants or third parties.

13. By taking part in this competition, entrants agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.Promoter: McCarthy and Stone Retirement Lifestyles Limited, Ross House, Harry Weston Road, Binley Business Park, Coventry, CV3 2TR. Reference to “McCarthy & Stone” in the Terms and Conditions includes any and all companies within the McCarthy & Stone Group of Companies.

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