Homes planned on royal soil
27 July 2012
Our proposed site in Poundbury, West Dorset, will be the first Assisted Living scheme developed in this part of the county.
Poundbury is a unique urban extension of Dorchester, developed on land owned by The Duchy of Cornwall.
The Assisted Living development is a 25-year vision of HRH Prince of Wales and the world renowned architect Léon Krier. The principles of the retirement development are to provide good quality work/living spaces in a sustainable environment in which a community can thrive.
Our proposal is in the heart of Poundbury, situated on Queen Mother Square, which will shortly be home to a statue of the late Queen Mother. McCarthy & Stone are extremely proud that our development will be known as ‘Bowes Lyon Court’. HRH Prince of Wales has approved the plans and a planning submission will be submitted soon.
Contracts were exchanged in June and completion is set to take place in 2013. Plans are to be submitted to build 62 purpose built, Assisted Living apartments, designed exclusively for the over 70s. The purchase of such a prominent site is an exciting opportunity to provide a unique housing solution for the over 70s. A range of additional facilities will also be available for those that need it, including a waitress service restaurant, domestic assistance and personal care tailored to meet the changing needs of residents.
Furthermore, the development will benefit from 25,000ft of communal areas, including a shared lounge and landscaped atriums. Staff will be on site 24 hours a day, including an estate manager, who will oversee the running of the development. It will be ideally located in the heart of Poundbury, next to Waitrose and the local farmers’ market.
Further updates to follow.