Retirement development in Brighouse honours Hepworth family

16 August 2017

UK’s leading retirement housebuilder, McCarthy and Stone, is set to launch its new Retirement Living development in Brighouse in January 2018. 

Officially announced this week, the developer has decided to name the site on Parsonage Lane, Hepworth Court, in tribute to father and son, George Hepworth and George Hepworth Junior. 

George Hepworth and his son, George Hepworth Junior, are historic figures in the area for their significant contribution to the history of the town. 

George Hepworth, who was born in Brighouse in the late 1790s, was a well-known architect and surveyor, often described as the ‘founding builder’ of the town. One of George’s notable buildings included Parkwood Mills, which comprised a complex of weaving sheds, warehouses and textile production buildings. The building, which is now being redeveloped, has a Grade II listing status to preserve its architectural heritage. 

One of five children, George Hepworth Junior was born in 1849 and followed in his father’s footsteps as an architect, becoming a partner in Hepworth & Son.  A keen photographer, George Hepworth Junior was a founding member of the Brighouse Photographic Society and published a book of his work in 1885, which included popular photographs of Brighouse and its scenery. 

Liz Green, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for McCarthy and Stone North East, comments: “Both George Hepworth and George Hepworth Junior made an incredible contribution to the history of Brighouse, and their work is well documented within the area, which is why we thought this would make a fitting tribute. 

“We are looking forward to becoming an integrated part of the Brighouse community, and we believe that our development will play a real part in helping to bring friends and family together in later life, something we feel is important and will bring lots of positive benefits to the area.”

Hepworth Court, which is currently under construction, will comprise a stylish collection of one and two bedroom private apartments, exclusively for those aged 60 and over. 

Combining the best in modern living and low-maintenance design, the spacious apartments will offer the perfect solution for anyone who is looking to maintain their independence whilst enjoying the peace of mind provided by additional security measures including a 24-hour emergency call system, as well as a dedicated House Manager who will take care of the day-to-day running of the development. 

Each apartment at the development will feature a fully fitted kitchen, spacious living area and walk in or fitted wardrobes in the main bedroom. Selected apartments will also include private balconies, and car parking will be available on-site for homeowners. 

There will also be plenty of communal and social spaces at the development allowing homeowners to enjoy the best of both worlds – the independence of owning their own home, plus the option of companionship if they choose. This includes a stunning homeowner’s lounge, beautiful landscaped gardens, and a convenient guest suite for when friends and family come to visit. 

Those interested in Retirement Living at McCarthy and Stone’s Brighouse development are invited to call 0800 201 4739 or click here.

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