McCarthy & Stone set to display proposals for a new age-exclusive development in Marlborough

19 May 2014

Public exhibition for new proposal for retirement housing in Marlborough

Local residents have an opportunity to shape new homes in Marlborough as McCarthy & Stone, the UK’s leading developer of retirement apartments, reveals proposals to transform the Clarke and Rodway Garage on Granham Hill into high-quality age-exclusive accommodation, specifically designed to meet the needs of people in later life.

McCarthy & Stone will share its proposals with local residents at a public exhibition on Tuesday 27th May, between 3pm and 7pm at The Enterprise Suite at St John’s Community School on Granham Hill, Marlborough.

The proposed garage site was the subject of a planning application for a retirement accommodation development of 36 apartments by Pegasus Homes in 2008. The application was refused on the basis of insufficient information, affordable housing, energy and overlooking. Despite this, the application established certain principles which the proposed McCarthy & Stone scheme has taken on board.

McCarthy & Stone has now required an interest in the site and after carefully reviewing the previous plans, it is proposing a new smaller, bespoke scheme of 27 one and two bed luxury age-exclusive apartments which better responds to the unique nature of Marlborough.

Shane Paull of McCarthy & Stone said: "We have spent time carefully researching the architecture and character of the local area to ensure that what we are proposing is a sensitive fit to Marlborough, as well introducing a specialist form of housing which will help meet an identified, and growing, need in the area.

He continued, “We want to hear from the local community before we submit a planning application and will be displaying our plans at the exhibition. Our project team will be at the exhibition to answer questions and listen to feedback and the comments we receive will help us tailor our proposals.”

McCarthy & Stone is renowned for the quality of their developments that give their homeowners the time and opportunity to do things they have always wanted to do. The apartments allow people in later life to retain their independence, close to their family and friends, in a home suited specifically for their needs, in a safe and enjoyable environment.

If you are not able to attend the public exhibition or would like further information, McCarthy & Stone has provided a dedicated freephone information line for you to call (0800 298 7040) and has set up a website covering their initial proposals which can be found at

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For more information contact:

Alice James