Residents invited to view retirement homes plan for Wellingborough

07 March 2016

A public exhibition will give local residents the opportunity to view and comment on McCarthy and Stone’s preliminary plans to redevelop the former Geo J Cox factory on Westfield Road, Wellingborough.

McCarthy and Stone’s plans seek to develop this brownfield, former industrial site with approximately 45 Retirement Living apartments, specifically designed to meet the needs of people in later life. The remainder of the site would be redeveloped with approximately 30 open market apartments, which would be delivered by another private developer.

McCarthy and Stone’s plans are still at a preliminary stage and no planning application has been submitted.

A public exhibition to consult with the community will be held:

On: Wednesday 16 March

At: Wellingborough Afro Caribbean Centre, 27 -29 Rock Street Wellingborough, NN8 4LW

Between: 3pm – 7pm

McCarthy and Stone believes the redevelopment of the site offers an important opportunity to provide much needed specialist retirement apartments, increasing the housing choice for older people. The local over 65s population is predicted to rise by 95% over the next 20 years.

Mark Wright, Regional Managing Director at McCarthy and Stone said: “We want to hear from the local community and our future home-owners before we finalise our plans. We will be displaying our preliminary plans and ideas at a public exhibition where our project team will be on hand to answer questions and listen to feedback on what we have done so far. The comments we receive will help us tailor and refine our proposals.”

He continued: “Our proposal provides an important opportunity to deliver a sensitive residential development that will significantly improve the housing choices for older people in Wellingborough, whilst providing employment for local people.”

Residents can find out more by calling the McCarthy and Stone freephone information line on 0800 298 7040 or visit

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