McCarthy & Stone set to hold exhibition for revised Parkstone Road proposals in Poole

02 October 2014

Revised design for McCarthy and Stone Poole

McCarthy & Stone is looking to bring forward revised plans for the former St Joseph’s Convent site on Parkstone Road in Poole.

McCarthy & Stone received planning permission in March 2013 for 57 Assisted Living (Extra Care) apartments and 23 Retirement Living apartments with 43 surface car parking spaces. The proposals sought to raise the bar in retirement housing, featuring an art deco inspired design, as well as a 12 storey tower element to the junction of Parkstone Road and Churchfield Road.

McCarthy & Stone has since reviewed the consented scheme along with the local need for this area of Poole, and has decided to now progress with a solely Assisted Living (Extra Care) development. McCarthy & Stone is still proposing an exemplary, modern art deco inspired design; however, the previous 12 storey tower element has now been removed.

A public exhibition is being held on Monday 13th October at St Mary’s Longfleet Church Centre between 3pm – 7pm for local residents to view the revised proposals, ask questions of the McCarthy & Stone project team and provide them with feedback.

The revised proposals are looking to deliver approximately 60 Assisted Living (Extra Care) apartments, with a mix of one and two bed units, and approximately 30 car parking spaces.

Shane Paull, Regional Managing Director of McCarthy & Stone stated:

“We have continued to review the proposals and the evolving local housing needs of this area of Poole and this has informed our decision to now progress with an Assisted Living (Extra Care) scheme.

“Whilst we are wanting to progress with a revised scheme, we feel it is important that the development still continues to provide an elegant and modern design for Poole, however, this will now be much reduced in the height and scale.

He continued:

“We want to hear from the local community before we submit a planning application and will be displaying our revised plans at the exhibition on Monday 13th October. Our project team will be at the exhibition to answer any questions and listen to feedback and the comments we receive will help us tailor our proposals.”

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

t. 01962 893 893