Mark Prisk MP visits McCarthy & Stone's Hertford development

25 April 2018

Mark Press - North London - MP - Edward House

Mark Prisk MP visited McCarthy and Stone’s new dual Retirement and Assisted Living Platinum Range development on Gascoyne Way in Hertford last week, to mark a key milestone in the construction programme.

The Hertford & Stortford MP was invited to meet with McCarthy and Stone’s Regional Managing Director Ali Maruf, to see how work is progressing on the new development. Mark Prisk MP also took the opportunity to tour the site, which commenced construction earlier this year, and discuss plans for the new Retirement and Assisted Living apartments. 

Situated in a prime location opposite Hertford Castle, the apartments will be characterised by its architecturally-outstanding design. As part of McCarthy and Stone’s Platinum Range, the development will feature a collection of luxury one and two bedroom apartments; with the first properties expected be available for off-plan sales in Winter 2017.

Mark Prisk MP, commented: “I was delighted to see the progress of the build, and to hear more about the plans for this incredibly impressive dual Assisted and Retirement living development that sits close to the centre of Hertford. 

“As we continue to attract investment in our region, and to secure the sustained growth and prosperity of Hertford, developments such as this are vital to ensure we have adequate housing options for those in later life – to enable those age 60 and over to live an independent and active lifestyle, and to feel safe and secure in their home.”

Ali Maruf, Regional Managing Director for McCarthy and Stone North London, commented: “I would like to personally thank Mark Prisk MP for joining us. This will be a highly prestigious dual development, with Retirement Living apartments for those aged 60 and over who are looking to downsize to a more manageable property; as well as an adjacent Assisted Living development, exclusively for the over 70s who may need extra support from a trained team – now or in the near future.

“We have designed each individual apartment to provide comfort and support for those looking to downsize with ease; and, when you add to this the development’s market town location with excellent links to the capital, we expect our Hertford property to be extremely popular. I would urge retirees to register their interest with us now, so they can be among the first to know about off-plan sales and launch dates.”

McCarthy and Stone’s Platinum Range developments are carefully designed to enable homeowners to retain their independence surrounded by the luxury they deserve. The development will provide a safe and secure environment with every apartment featuring a video entry system and emergency call points throughout.

The Assisted Living development will be run by a trained Estates team who will be on hand 24 hours a day, and homeowners also stand to benefit from domestic and personalised care packages which can be tailored to suit varying needs.  A bistro-style restaurant will serve fresh food daily; communal areas, including a stylish Club Lounge, will be designed to encourage a close-knit community spirit; and there will be landscaped gardens and a patio area for homeowners to enjoy all year round.

A further collection of one and two bedroom apartments will be built in an adjacent Retirement Living development, which has been designed to give homeowners the best of both worlds – the opportunity to benefit from companionship when desired, and privacy when needed. A House Manager will take care of the smooth day-to-day running of the development and facilities will include a Club Lounge with free Wi-Fi, landscaped gardens and a patio area, and a Guest Suite for visitors.

The historic market town of Hertford is an idyllic place to downsize to. Homeowners will be within close proximity of a variety of shops, restaurants and pubs in the city centre. The picturesque town boasts four rivers, a 16th century castle and an abundance of parks and nearby countryside to explore and enjoy. Two train stations are within easy walking distance of the development for those looking to travel further afield, with trains from Hertford East reaching the centre of London in under an hour. 

More than 90% of customers would recommend McCarthy and Stone to a friend, ensuring it has received the maximum Five Star award for customer satisfaction from the Home Builders Federation for 12 years’ running. It is the only housebuilder of any size or type to achieve this accolade, which every year the awards have been run.

Those wishing to find out more about the McCarthy and Stone’s Assisted Living and Retirement Living apartments in Hertford can call 0800 201 4811 or visit