Proposed Retirement Living development to transform the former Bridgwater Police Station

20 January 2014

Local residents have an opportunity to shape new homes in Bridgwater as McCarthy & Stone, the UK’s leading developer of retirement apartments, reveal proposals to transform the Bridgwater Police Station site on Northgate into high-quality Retirement Living accommodation, specifically designed to meet the needs of people in later life.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary has announced that the Bridgwater Police Station on Northgate will be closing in the autumn of this year as part of a force wide accommodation strategy; relocating to the new Express Park.

As a result, McCarthy & Stone is in the early stages of discussions with Sedgemoor District Council about redeveloping the site with Retirement Living accommodation. The proposals include the site’s redevelopment to provide approximately 37 high quality, one and two bedroom Retirement Living apartments carefully designed to complement the local area, as well as 20 car parking spaces and attractive landscaping.

It should be noted that McCarthy & Stone’s proposals do not include the Magistrates’ Court.

McCarthy & Stone will share their early proposals with local residents at a public exhibition on Wednesday 29th January, between 3pm and 7.30pm at Bridgwater Arts Centre on Castle Street, Bridgwater.

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 Bridgwater.” but we need to ensure what we build is what the local community would like to see in Bridgwater.”

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