As McCarthy Stone’s guests of honour, Councillor Len Horwood and Mrs Judy Horwood, Councillor Zulhash Uddin and Councillor Ian Kinghorn performed the ceremonial ribbon-cutting at the new age-exclusive development.
Local retirees who attended on the day were among the first to take a closer look at the professionally-styled show complex at Southborough Gate. They also had the opportunity to find out more about Retirement Living, and to meet the friendly McCarthy Stone team while enjoying a celebratory glass of fizz.
Visiting the development for the first time, Councillor Len Horwood commented: “It was an absolute pleasure to mark the official opening of McCarthy Stone’s new Retirement Living development in Tunbridge Wells, and to meet with homeowners and staff. It was great to see first-hand what a fantastic development Southborough Gate is and the many benefits it will bring to local retirees.”
Cllr Zulhash Uddin, Town Mayor of Southborough said: “It was fantastic to celebrate the grand opening of McCarthy Stone new Retirement Living development, Southborough Gate, on Pinewood Gardens. This is a brilliant development for our town that will carter for the much needed housing demands for the retirees.”
Kevin Sims, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for McCarthy Stone, said: “We are very proud of Southborough Gate and it was our pleasure to showcase this superb new development with such an enjoyable event.
“Everyone had a great time raising a glass to commemorate this important milestone; and the McCarthy Stone team would like to say thank you to Councillor Len Horwood and Mrs Judy Horwood, Councillor Zulhash Uddin and Councillor Ian Kinghorn for performing the all-important ceremonial duties.”
At Southborough Gate, homeowners will be able to make the most of the landscaped gardens, knowing all the maintenance is taken care of. They will also feel secure in the knowledge that the House Manager is on hand to provide any help or support should they need it; and that friends and family can stay over whenever they choose in the development’s comfortable guest suite.
The first homeowners are expected to move-in to Southborough Gate in spring. Prices currently start from £343,000 for a one-bedroom apartment and from £420,000 for a two-bedroom apartment.
Southborough Gate homeowners will also benefit from Southborough’s desirable location, within easy reach of Tonbridge and Royal Tunbridge Wells. For those who wish to stay closer to home, Southborough boasts a selection of cafes, pub and restaurants, as well as picturesque walking and cycling routes.
More than nine out of ten customers would recommend McCarthy Stone to a friend, ensuring it has received the full Five Star award for customer satisfaction from the Home Builders Federation for 14 years’ running. McCarthy Stone is the only UK housebuilder of any size or type to achieve this accolade for 14 years, which is every year the awards have been run.
For more information about Retirement Living at Southborough Gate, please call the sales team on 0800 201 4743 or visit www.mccarthyandstone.co.uk/southborough-gate.