Residents to help shape retirement accommodation proposals in Farnham Common

30 November 2015

McCarthy and Stone, the UK’s leading retirement house builder, is preparing proposals to redevelop the former car showroom (currently occupied by the Eagle Eye Car Wash) on Beaconsfield Road in Farnham Common with high-quality Retirement Living apartments.

McCarthy and Stone is committed to engaging with the local community and will be offering residents who neighbour the site 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 Farnham Common. Our plans will improve local housing choice and deliver a high-quality, attractive development that will allow people to retain independence and fulfilment during their retirement in a safe environment.”

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 residents’ 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 institutions whilst enjoying peace of mind and receiving the care and support that they need.

In addition to addressing a local need for specialist retirement accommodation, occupants of the proposed apartments are typically looking to ease the burden of maintaining a larger property, which should help to release these homes onto the market for local families that wish to remain living in the area.

Arrangements are currently being made to meet local stakeholders and neighbours of the site, to give them an opportunity to view the early proposals. This will be followed by a public exhibition for the wider community to view the scheme and provide their views later in the year.
For more information, call the project’s Freephone information line on 0800 298 7040.