South East - Retirement properties given the go-ahead in Potters Bar

13 August 2012

Planning permission has been granted for a new Later Living retirement development in Potters Bar. McCarthy & Stone, the UK’s market leader in lifestyles for the over 60’s, has been given the go-ahead to build an attractive collection of 55 apartments exclusively built to offer continued independence and home ownership in later life.

The one and two bedroom purpose-built private retirement properties will be ideally situated on Darkes Lane, just a short distance from all the town’s shops and amenities, as well as the local train station.

Sharon Callcut, regional marketing manager for McCarthy & Stone, comments:

“We’re thrilled to be introducing the McCarthy & Stone lifestyle to Potters Bar. As specialists in retirement, we understand what our customers want and pride ourselves on offering the ideal place for our purchasers to make the most of their later years in absolute comfort, without relinquishing either their independence, or home ownership.”


With over 30 years’ experience in the retirement living sector, McCarthy & Stone currently has over 150 selling developments across the UK. 

Later Living developments offer the independence of retaining home ownership while living in an environment specifically designed for those reaching their later years. Reduced maintenance and property administration provides more time for people to embrace the possibilities of later life, while state of the art safety and security features and a range of communal areas and facilities mean greater peace of mind and companionship.

Standard features included in all McCarthy & Stone properties include 24-hour emergency call points, electrical sockets at a raised height to reduce bending, illuminated light switches, a camera entry system, easy grip lever taps in the bathroom and kitchen and energy efficient heating.

Residents will also be able to enjoy landscaped gardens, socialise and relax in the shared lounge and invite family and friends to stay in the development’s guest suite.  A laundry room, lift and private parking will also be located on site.

To find out more about McCarthy & Stone’s new development, or to register your interest in one of the apartments, please call  0800 919132.




Notes to editors:


At McCarthy & Stone everything we do is built around a belief that later life can be rich, rewarding and fulfilling. We believe it is an opportunity to rediscover the things you love and explore new territory. Helping people make the most of it is our purpose and our passion, so on a daily basis we strive to think differently and care more about transforming later life.


Over the past 35 years, we have become Britain’s leading provider of retirement apartments, pioneering the concept of purpose-built accommodation for older people. We provide 70% of this type of accommodation, having built more than 45,000 apartments in 1,000 different schemes. We also have a range of financial and estate management products and services specifically designed to help people live later life to the full. 


We offer a choice of different types of retirement developments that includes Later Living and Assisted Living. Our Later Living developments offer the independence of retaining home ownership while living in an apartment specifically designed for later life; provide more time to embrace the possibilities of later life through reduced maintenance and admin, as well as peace of mind and companionship. Assisted Living developments offer all of this, plus a helping hand through flexible care and support packages that make life that little bit easier.


McCarthy & Stone offers the widest variety of award-winning one and two bedroom apartments that are for sale in over 200 locations across the UK.

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Eve Parkin
Haslimann Taylor PR
0121 355 3446 / 07825 382 343