McCarthy & Stone makes history with Minehead School

08 May 2014

McCarthy & Stone make history with Minehead First School

McCarthy & Stone, the UK’s leading developer of retirement apartments, helped pupils from Minehead First School make history last week when an official ceremony took place at Beechfield Court in Minehead to celebrate the burial of a time capsule designed by pupils.

To help commemorate the developer’s new site situated on The Parks, the class was challenged to come up with an array of interesting items that would give a real snapshot of what life was like in 2014, before burying them in a sealed vessel in the grounds of Beechfield Court.

A collection of personal stories, coins, newspapers and photographs were carefully designed and chosen by the pupils to go inside the time capsule, which was then buried at the development last week.

James Geen, head teacher at Minehead First School, said: “The pupils thoroughly enjoyed the project and the whole class really got involved to make sure their memories were included for future generations to find. Not only had the project been fun and creative, it was also educational for the children too.”

Jacqui Meenan, sales and marketing director for McCarthy & Stone, explains: “We are delighted with all the hard work shown by the pupils to ensure their school will be remembered exactly how they are experiencing it today.  The aim of the project was to create a snapshot in time for 2014 and the children came up with some really creative and inventive ideas.”

Construction is underway at Beechfield Court and when finished will offer 25 one and two bedroom Retirement Living apartments exclusively for the over 60s.

Retirement Living offers security and independence with a House Manager to oversee the running of the development. Security features are fitted as standard including a CCTV door entry system and a 24 hour emergency call system. Excellent design is at the heart of all McCarthy & Stone developments, and each apartment is completed with spacious interiors, fitted kitchens and bathrooms plus other features which includes walk in wardrobes and walk out balconies in many of the apartments.  

Jacqui added: “At McCarthy & Stone we specialise in creating beautiful, quality new homes that are built in prime locations around the country.  We are the UK’s number one retirement developer, providing 70% of the UK’s privately owned retirement accommodation.  With over 35 years of construction experience behind us, you can buy in confidence from McCarthy & Stone.  We have won a five star rating in Customer Satisfaction from the Housebuilders Federation (HBF) for nine consecutive years.”

For further information about the development, please call McCarthy & Stone on 0800 201 4742 to make an appointment. 



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