McCarthy and Stone to display Retirement Living apartment plans for vacant Dairy Crest site.

06 November 2015

Local residents have an opportunity to discuss new homes in Shirley as McCarthy and Stone, the UK’s leading retirement housebuilder, reveals proposals to redevelop the vacant former Dairy Crest Milk Depot on Anglesea Road and Stratton Road.

This brownfield site has stood empty and unused for over two years. McCarthy and Stone has acquired an interest and is now looking to redevelop the site with a mixed development of Retirement Living apartments, four bungalows and an affordable housing apartment building.

McCarthy and Stone will display its proposals for local residents at a public exhibition on Wednesday 18th November, between 3pm and 7pm at Shirley Parish Hall, on the corner of Colebrook Avenue, Shirley, SO15 5NS. The exhibition will be an opportunity for local residents to view the proposals and provide feedback to McCarthy and Stone’s project team.

Shane Paull, Regional Managing Director of McCarthy and Stone commented:

“The former Dairy Crest site has stood vacant and of no use to the local community for a couple of years now. We have recently acquired an interest in the site and are working up plans to ensure it is brought back into use for the benefit of Shirley. Our plans will deliver much needed retirement accommodation and affordable housing.”

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 on the 18th November. Our project team will be at the exhibition to answer questions and listen to feedback; the comments we receive will help us tailor our proposals where possible.”

McCarthy and 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 and 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