Retirement Development Details Revealed

25 November 2013

Further details about McCarthy & Stone’s exciting new Retirement Living development in Kirkby Lonsdale have been revealed following the release of an artist’s impression of the forthcoming development on Tram Lane.

The drawing of the development, which is named Queen Elizabeth Court in honour of the Queen Elizabeth School which has stood in the town for over 400 years, illustrates just how the site is expected to look once construction is completed in April 2014.

Fiona Brooks, regional sales and marketing director, for McCarthy & Stone, explained: “We are delighted to be able to share our vision for Later Living in Kirkby Lonsdale, and believe that the introduction of this kind of housing will offer people in their 60s a real element of choice about where they’d like to spend their later years.

“As with all McCarthy & Stone developments Queen Elizabeth Court will offer independence combined with the peace of mind of additional security, low maintenance and companionship. Coupled with stylish designs and a convenient location with access to a range of everyday amenities – Queen Elizabeth Court ticks all these boxes. I’d encourage prospective purchasers to register their interest now to avoid disappointment.”

Enjoying an enviable location sitting between the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Parks, the launch of Queen Elizabeth Court  marks a design-milestone for McCarthy & Stone, being the first site entirely constructed to the recommendations made in the Housing our Ageing Population: Panel for Innovation (HAPPI) Report, published in 2009.

The innovative design of these apartments takes into consideration the very latest architectural models from across Europe, and offers a cutting-edge housing solution which endorses more conceptual-led design that harnesses a shared sense of purpose and provides greater space, light and accessibility.

Comprising a mix of 36 one and two bedroom apartments exclusively for the over 60s, the pioneering design of properties at the Kirkby Lonsdale development will benefit from walk-in wardrobes and an accessible balcony that brings the outdoors inside, while retractable walls will enable purchasers to make the most of the living space.

Specialist features are to include 24 hour emergency call points, electrical sockets at a raised height to reduce bending, illuminated light switches, a camera entry system, intruder alarm and easy grip lever taps in both the bathroom and kitchen - all of which come as standard throughout all McCarthy & Stone properties.

In addition to offering age exclusive apartments, McCarthy & Stone also provides a range of financial services, including a pension annuity service, equity release, legal services and guaranteed funeral plans.

Anyone wanting to find out more about the properties available at Queen Elizabeth Court is invited to contact McCarthy & Stone now on 0800 201 4739 to register their interest.




For further press information:

Eve Parkin
Haslimann Taylor PR
0121 265 7070 / 07825 382 343