McCarthy and Stone’s £5m retirement accommodation scheme approved for development

25 August 2015

Darlington Borough Council has given McCarthy and Stone permission to redevelop part of the former Darlington Arts Centre site on Trinity Road, with 32 high-quality new apartments specifically designed for people in later life. The scheme will help meet an identified housing need and provide a positive contribution to the community by increasing local housing choice.

Plans for the £5 million Retirement Living development could create 120 local jobs and generate more than £675,000 a year for the local economy through resident spending.

Steve Secker, Regional Managing Director at McCarthy and Stone, said:

“We’re delighted with the Council’s decision to approve our proposal. We’d also like to thank the local community for their support and feedback, as this helped us shape our final plans.”

McCarthy and Stone’s, will introduce a sensitively designed building which reflects the character of the nearby main Arts centre building as well as the wider conservation area. The development includes a homeowners’ lounge, guest suite for visitors and lift access to all levels. Professional landscaping will also be provided across the site, as well as 22 car parking spaces.

All the accommodation will deliver a number of features designed to make the apartments more comfortable and manageable, including a fully trained House Manager during the day and access to a 24-hour care line.

To find out more about McCarthy and Stone’s new development in Darlington or to register your interest in one of the apartments, please visit: for details or telephone 0800 919 132.