Work to start on former council offices in Devizes

01 August 2017

McCarthy and Stone, the UK’s leading retirement housebuilder, has announced that work will soon be starting on the site of the former Browfort Council offices in Devizes, to transform it into much-needed housing for older local residents.

The new Retirement Living Plus development will provide an ideal downsizing option for retirees seeking the privacy that comes with owning your own home; but need a little extra support in the form of domestic assistance, such as help with laundry or cleaning, and 24-7 tailored care packages. Apartments will be available to buy off-plan from summer 2018, with first occupations expected in winter 2019. 

The development is also set to bring many economic and social benefits to the town. McCarthy and Stone estimate that the average total expenditure generated by its homeowners in the local economy for one of its schemes per year is £670,000, which could provide a welcome boost to nearby shops and cafes in Devizes. 

Aimed exclusively at those aged 70 and over, the new development will compromise of 55 one and two bedroom luxury apartments, which will all feature fully-fitted modern kitchens with integrated appliances, underfloor heating, spacious and open-plan living areas, and stylish en-suite bathrooms.

There will also be ample communal space including a large homeowners’ lounge, perfect for socialising with new neighbours, on-site restaurant which will serve fresh and nutritious meal options for homeowners daily, and a handy guest suite for when family and friends come to stay.

Built with security in mind, there will be a camera entry system to the development, and all the apartments will be equipped with 24-hour emergency call points. An Estates Manager along with an experienced support team, will also be available day or night to oversee the running of the development and to offer any help.

Kim Caldwell, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for McCarthy and Stone, comments: “Our Devizes development has already attracted significant levels of interest from local people who are interested in downsizing to a lower maintenance property, and have been attracted by its enviable location and convenience to local amenities in the town, just a short walk away. McCarthy and Stone is committed to designing flexible homes which are sensitively designed to reflect the character of the neighbourhood, and to allow people to make the most of their retirement years and live as independently as possible, for as long as possible. 

“More than nine out of ten customers would recommend McCarthy and Stone to a friend, ensuring it has received the full Five Star award for customer satisfaction from the Home Builders Federation for 12 years’ running. We would encourage retirees to get in touch to experience for themselves the high quality our homeowners have come to expect, and to be the first to be updated on our plans for the Devizes development, and to learn about some of the benefits of buying off plan from our experienced team.” 

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

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