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Time to open a New Chapter! Now's the perfect time to start a new chapter of your life, in an elegant and thoughtfully-designed McCarthy Stone retirement property. Our development at Thomas Wolsey Place is proving to be extremely popular, with over 60% of the properties now sold.    

Ipswich, one of the UK's most up-and-coming towns, is the location for the latest Retirement Living development by award-winning builders McCarthy Stone. The development, features 25 one-bedroom apartments and 25 two-bedroom apartments exclusively for those over 60s as well as 11 two-bedroom town houses. It is located in the heart of town, giving you easy access to all that Ipswich has to offer.

All 50 of McCarthy Stone's modern Retirement Living apartments 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 have walk-in wardrobes and en-suite bathrooms too.

This spacious development has 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 is completely secure, with a camera entry system, intruder alarms and a 24-hour emergency call system.

Our 11 attractive townhouses include a fully fitted kitchen with an oven, hob and hood, double glazing for energy efficiency, and Sky connection points. Additional features such as having a separate shower room as well as the bathroom create a luxurious living space. Each property is fitted with fire detection equipment for your safety. The individual properties are designed to ensure privacy in the home, as well as encouraging a close-knit community feel. 

Lower Brook Street is one of the most desirable addresses in Ipswich. You are 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

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

Interactive Site Plan

Our interactive site plan allows you to easily find available retirement properties. Click the tabs to view each floor. You'll see that one-bedroom homes are in yellow and two-bedroom homes are in purple. When you click on a property, you'll find out whether it is available for sale, rent or shared ownership, as well as pricing. Click on 'view property' to find out more. Retirement homes shown in red are already reserved, sold or rented out, but may be available on our Resales website.

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Occupancy options

Found a property that takes your fancy? Find out more about the practical details including information on service charge and FAQS.

The properties at this development are a mix of freehold and leasehold properties. Leasehold properties have a term of 999 years from and including 17/11/2022

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.

Shared Ownership Explained

Find out how Shared Ownership with McCarthy Stone works.
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Join us at one of our events

  • 28 Mar
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    Spring Open Day

    28th Mar
    Thomas Wolsey Place, Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 1AL

    We would love you to join us at our Spring Open Day on Thursday 28th March from 11.00am to 3.00pm, for an exclusive viewing of our popular Thomas Wolsey Place.

    Everyone is welcome and we hope you will be able to join us for some delicious chocolates and some sweet Easter treats!

    This is the perfect opportunity to come and visit us here at this stunning development - to sit back and enjoy the spectacular facilities with our wonderful homeowners.

    Call 0800 201 4811 or click on the link below to book your place today. 


Offers Too Good To Miss

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    Try Before You Buy

    Why not experience life at Thomas Wolsey Place with our version of try before you buy!

    Experience the lifestyle with a free overnight stay*. This option is available for people who have found a property they love but are unsure if the community or lifestyle is right for them. It's a great opportunity to experience first-hand what life at Thomas Wolsey Place is really like.

    Please call our sales team on 0800 201 4811 for more information.

    *Ts&Cs apply. 

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    Move For Free

    Reserve a property at this development between 1st January and 26th April 2024 and we'll pay your Stamp Duty and help towards your legal, estate agent and moving fees*.

    *Terms and conditions apply

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    Come and visit us

    Take a guided tour at this development between 1st January and 29th February 2024, and you'll receive a free £20 M&S gift card*.

    *Terms and conditions apply.

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    Part Exchange for a fast and hassle-free sale

    With Part Exchange, we can act as a cash buyer for your home. There’s no estate agent fees, no viewings and no chains. Just a guaranteed sale at a great price - so you could be enjoying the McCarthy Stone lifestyle sooner.

    To find out 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.