Residents to help shape retirement accommodation proposals in Biggleswade

03 November 2015

McCarthy and Stone, the UK’s leading retirement house builder, is preparing proposals to redevelop the former Travis Perkins site on Shortmead Street in Biggleswade with high-quality Retirement Living accommodation specifically designed for people over 60.


McCarthy and Stone is committed to engaging with the local community and will be offering the site’s immediate neighbours and stakeholders the opportunity to meet with the project team to discuss the initial plans for the site. Where possible, the views of the local community will be incorporated into the final scheme.


Ali Maruf, Regional Managing Director for McCarthy and Stone (North London Region) said:

“This is a great opportunity to obtain early feedback on our scheme so we can ensure it will complement the character of Biggleswade. Our proposals will deliver a high-quality, attractive development that can enhance the disused Travis Perkins site, whilst improving local housing choice in the area.”


Retirement Living apartments are aimed at retired people without significant care needs and offer the independence of retaining home ownership while living in an apartment specifically designed for later life. These developments include a club lounge, a House Manager, guest accommodation and a secure entry system. These apartments enable older people to remain living in the community and out of state care whilst enjoying peace of mind and receiving the care and support that they need.


Following the upcoming meetings, a public exhibition will be held for the wider community to view the scheme and provide their views.


For more information, call the project’s Freephone information line on 0800 298 7040.