Residents look over proposals for retirement accommodation in Purbrook

06 August 2015

On 6th August McCarthy and Stone, Britain’s leading retirement builder, held a public exhibition to unveil its plans to redevelop land at 38-44 London Road, Purbrook.

Over 1,000 surrounding homes and local businesses were invited to attend the event which showcased McCarthy and Stone’s proposals for approximately 42 one and two bed age-restricted apartments, attractive landscaped gardens and 35 car parking spaces.

Local residents and stakeholders were invited to view the early plans, discuss the proposals with members of the project team and provide their comments.

A spokesperson for McCarthy and Stone, commented:

“The public exhibition was an excellent opportunity for us to understand the views of the local community and to receive their feedback on the proposals. I would like to take this opportunity to thank people for their constructive feedback, we will be reviewing all the comments received and will look to address these where possible.

“It is our aim to transform the existing site with a sensitive development, which will feature a high-quality design which complements Purbrook and is sympathetic to the architectural character of the surrounding area. We believe this site is an ideal location to provide new, much needed, accommodation for people in later life, benefiting from its close proximity to nearby shops and public transport links.”

It is important that a community meets the housing needs of all its residents, and this development would help meet a local, and growing, housing need in the area.  Introducing this form of housing to an area has benefits for the wider community as well. For example, on average each development represents an investment of around £5 million into the local economy and on moving, residents in later life tend to release family-sized housing, which helps to stimulate the housing chain and enable young families and first time buyers to have a better opportunity within the housing market

If you were unable 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 a website covering their initial proposals which can be found at