Residents offered first glimpse of retirement accommodation plans

01 September 2015

Local residents will have the opportunity to view proposals to redevelop a former residential care home in Chislehurst at a public exhibition later this month.

The proposals, for Queen Mary House, Manor Park Road, would regenerate the brownfield site with high-quality retirement accommodation.

McCarthy and Stone will be unveiling its plans for the new Assisted Living (Extra Care) scheme at the Chislehurst Methodist Church, Prince Imperial Road, Chislehurst, BR7 5LX between 3.30pm and 7pm on Wednesday 14th October 2015.

A representative of McCarthy and Stone said: “The proposed site has lain vacant for some time and we would like to offer local residents the opportunity to view our initial plans for its redevelopment. 

“We have spent time carefully researching the character of the area and developing a design which will complement the local architecture.

“This exhibition will offer the chance for the wider public to speak with our project team, who will be on hand to answer questions and listen to feedback on what we’ve done so far. The comments we receive will help us tailor our proposals into something people will want to see in their neighbourhood.

“We feel that there is a real need for this type of housing in Chislehurst as over 60s looking to downsize will free up family homes for the younger generation, while still remaining close to home.”

McCarthy and Stone recently completed Faulkner House, a Retirement Living scheme on St Pauls Cray Road. The proposed Assisted Living scheme differs in that it is designed for older, more frail residents and offers additional services including an on-site restaurant and 24 hour staff.

Residents can find out more by calling the McCarthy and Stone freephone information line on 0800 298 7040 or visit www.mccarthyandstone-consultation.co.uk/chislehurstAL