Proposed Retirement Living development to transform the former Athelstan House Care Home

17 March 2014

Local residents have an opportunity to shape new homes in Bodmin as McCarthy & Stone, the UK’s leading developer of retirement apartments, reveals proposals to transform the former Athelstan House care home on Priory Road in Bodmin into high-quality Retirement Living accommodation, specifically designed to meet the needs of people in later life.

McCarthy & Stone is in the early stages of discussions with Cornwall Council about redeveloping the site with Retirement Living accommodation.

The proposals include the site’s redevelopment to provide approximately 30 high-quality one and two bedroom Retirement Living apartments carefully designed to complement the local area, as well as onsite car parking spaces and attractive landscaping.

McCarthy & Stone will share its proposals with local residents at a public exhibition on Wednesday 26 March 2014, between 4pm and 8pm at Shire House (Bodmin Town Council), Mount Folly Square, Bodmin.

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 Bodmin, 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
t. 01962 893 893