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Ipswich, one of the UK's most up-and-coming towns, will be the location for the latest Retirement Living development by award-winning builders McCarthy Stone.


The development, which will feature 25 one-bedroom apartments and 26 two-bedroom apartments exclusively for those over 60s as well as 11 two-bedroom town houses. It will be located in the heart of town, giving you easy access to all that Ipswich has to offer.

All 62 of McCarthy Stone's modern Retirement Living apartments will come with a fully fitted kitchen including an oven, hob and hood, double-glazed windows and fire detection equipment. Residents will also be treated to extra luxuries such as a heated towel rail, integrated fridge freezer, and a Sky/Sky+ connection point. Selected apartments will have walk-in wardrobes and en suite bathrooms too.

This spacious development will have everything you could possibly need to get the most out of your retirement, with beautiful landscaped gardens, lifts to all floors and a guest suite for overnight visitors. You can socialise in the homeowners lounge complete with complimentary Wi-Fi, and a House Manager is on call for anything you should need. The development will be completely secure, with a camera entry system, intruder alarms and a 24-hour emergency call system.

Lower Brook Street is one of the most desirable addresses in Ipswich. You will be within walking distance to both the central retail district and the lovely cafes and restaurants of Ipswich Waterfront. A Sainsbury's is 150m from your front door, as well as a Boots pharmacy and two doctor's surgeries. The train station and hospital are also just a short bus ride away, with the Old Cattle Market Bus Station just down the road.

Development Highlights

  • Located in one of the most desirable addresses in Ipswich
  • Stylish communal areas and outdoor spaces
  • Within walking distance of the town centre
  • Selection of apartments and luxury town houses to choose from
  • Exclusive gated community
  • Car parking available

Key Features

  • Lifts to all floors
  • Fire detection
  • Intruder alarm
  • Camera entry system
  • 24/7 call system
  • Guest suite
  • House Manager
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Wheelchair access

Site Plan

Thomas Wolsey Place Ground Floor Site Plan
Thomas Wolsey Place First Floor Site Plan
Thomas Wolsey Place Second Floor Site Plan
Thomas Wolsey Place Third Floor Site Plan

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Occupancy options

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You can buy properties on this development. If you’d like to own your retirement property, we can help make the move as stress-free as possible, including support with packing and removals. If you have a home to sell, we can even act as a cash buyer, so you’ll avoid chains and estate agent fees.

About Retirement Living at McCarthy Stone

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Come and Visit Us

  • 29 Jun
    Couple with sales consultant

    Discovery Day

    Ipswich Town Hall, Cornhill, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 1DH

    Join us at our Discovery Day!

    For a first look at our apartment plans. We’re delighted to be rolling out the red carpet, welcoming you in and showing you what’s in store at the new Thomas Wolsey Place development.

    Please join us to take a closer look, find out more about reservations and pricing, and enjoy some light refreshments. Please feel free to bring along family or friends too.

    Discovery Day: Wednesday 29th June from 10.30am for the 11am presentation or 1.30pm for the 2pm presentation at Ipswich Town Hall.


    Please call 0800 201 4811 to confirm your attendance, thank you.


Offers Too Good To Miss

  • 5k off offer hero

    Save £5,000 on a stunning new property

    Register your interest for this development by 20th June 2022 and save £5,000 on any new property*.

    This offer is only available for a limited time. To avoid missing out, please call 0800 201 4811 today to find out more.

    *Terms and conditions and participating developments apply.

  • We can help reduce the hassle of selling your current property

    Moving home no longer has to be a daunting experience or take forever. If your current property qualifies for Part Exchange*, you’ll effectively have a cash buyer. So you’ll avoid all the usual uncertainty and frustration.

    To find our more please call 0800 201 4811.

  • Smooth Move

    Smooth Move

    Nobody expects moving home to be easy, but we’re here to help you every step of the way; from the moment you make a reservation, through to the day you move in. Our Smooth Move service ensures everything goes like clockwork, which includes helping with the cost*.

    To find our more please call 0800 201 4811.

Mary Heath

"We're much happier. Well I am, yes! I mean I did have some doubts, what am I going to do, you know, stuck in a two-bedroom apartment all day long with nothing to do. Now I am working out when am I going to get a break!"


Living in Ipswich

Over the past few years, Ipswich has become known for its shopping, transport and business opportunities. New developments such as the Waterfront entertainment district and the University Campus Suffolk have put Ipswich on the map and made it a popular destination to visit.

The main shopping area is around the pedestrianised streets of Northgate Street, Tavern Street and Carr Street, which will be less than five minutes walk from the new McCarthy Stone Retirement Living development. Here, you'll find all the large chain stores including Debenhams and Marks & Spencer. There are also two indoor shopping malls, the Buttermarket Centre and Tower Ramparts Shopping Centre. For eating out, the best restaurants are located around the waterfront, just at the end of your street. You'll find everything from traditional British pub food to cuisines from all around the world.

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Thomas Wolsey Place
Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 1AQ
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  • Conveniently situated close to these local amenities:
  • The Buttermarket Indoor Shopping Centre

Nestled in the heart of Ipswich, there are a wealth of amenities and local attractions available near the development. The Buttermarket Centre indoor shopping centre is just 0.2 miles away in the town centre, as are a number of other shops, bars and restaurants.

The central location also provides plenty of transport options, including regular bus services. The town’s main train station is also only 0.9 miles away from the development.

Getting to Location

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The Team at Thomas Wolsey Place

Andrea Shaw
Area Sales Manager

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Please note that images are for illustrative purposes only. Images may include upgrades and optional extras which may be available for you to purchase at an additional cost. Please click here for further explanations. Floor plans and pricing are accurate at time of publication. Floor plans are for guidance purposes only and are subject to change. Prices may fluctuate depending on market conditions and availability.