Retirement regeneration plan will increase housing choice and create jobs

29 March 2016

A public exhibition will give local residents the opportunity to view and comment on McCarthy and Stone’s preliminary plans to redevelop land off St Ann Way, Gloucester Quay.

McCarthy and Stone’s plans seek to develop the site with approximately 30 Retirement Living apartments and 54 Assisted Living (Extra Care) apartments, specifically designed to meet the needs of people in later life. The proposals will significantly increase local housing choice, whilst regenerating a vacant brownfield site and creating up to 18 jobs for local people. The plans are still at a preliminary stage and no planning application has been submitted.

The public exhibition marks the next stage of the community consultation and will be held:

On: Tuesday 5th April

At: Gordon League Rugby Club, Hempsted Lane, Gloucester, GL2 5JN

Between: 3pm – 7pm

Darren Humphreys, Regional Managing Director at McCarthy and Stone said: “Our proposals provide an important opportunity to increase local housing choice for older people whilst regenerating a brownfield site. Our plans will also create the equivalent of up to 18 full-time jobs in the centre of Gloucester through the provision of on-site care, catering and maintenance staff.”

He continued: “We want to hear from the local community and our future home-owners before we finalise our plans. We will be displaying our preliminary plans and ideas at a public exhibition where our project team will be on hand to answer questions and listen to feedback on what we have done so far. The comments we receive will help us tailor and refine our proposals.”

McCarthy and Stone believes the redevelopment of the site offers an important opportunity to provide much needed specialist retirement apartments, increasing the housing choice for local older people. The local over 65s population is predicted to rise by 71% over the next 20 years.

Assisted Living (Extra Care) accommodation helps to meet the needs of the frail elderly, where the average age of residents is 84, offering on-site care and support whilst promoting independent, active and healthy lifestyles. Facilities include a full service restaurant, dining room and residents’ lounge. Developments are staffed 24hrs a day, providing residents with access to both personal and domestic assistance as required.

Estate management, care and support are provided by McCarthy and Stone through Your Life Management Services, which is registered with the Care Quality Commission. This is a partnership with Somerset Care Group, a not-for-profit care provider. The development would be over-seen by a fully-registered Estate Manager, with staff based on-site and support available 24 hours a day.

Domestic assistance and personal care packages are provided upon need. Retirement Living accommodation, where the average age of residents is 78, is specifically designed to meet the needs of people in later life and includes a residents’ lounge, a guest suite and House Manager.

Residents can find out more by calling the McCarthy and Stone freephone information line on 0800 298 7040 or visit www.mccarthyandstone-consultation.co.uk/gloucester

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