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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

  • 21 Jun
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    11:00 - 16:00

    Retirement Living Solutions

    21st Jun
    Thomas Wolsey Place, Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 1AL

    Join us on the 21st of June from 11am to 4pm for our Retirement Living Showcase event. You will be able to speak to our friendly team about all the options available to you if you choose an outright purchase or decide to purchase using our Shared Ownership scheme. 

    This is the perfect opportunity to come and visit us here at this stunning development and while you are here you are of course more than welcome to have a look around our show apartments and there may be an opportunity to speak to some of our friendly homeowners to find out more about what living at Thomas Wolsey Place could be like.

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

  • 18 Jul
    Garden party
    14:00 - 16:00

    Summer Open Day

    18th Jul
    Thomas Wolsey Place, Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 1AL
    Come along to an afternoon of indulgence at our Summer Open Day on Thursday 18th of July, from 2.00pm to 4.00pm.

    Bask in the warmth of the sun as you relax in our development garden, whilst enjoying a refreshing Pimm’s cocktail and delectable strawberries. The doors to all of our available apartments will be open, so you can view at your own leisure and discover why this development is so popular.  

    Our sales team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. Don't miss this opportunity to experience the epitome of elegant living at Thomas Wolsey Place.

    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. 

  • Smooth Move

    Move For Free

    Reserve a new property by 30th August 2024 and we'll pay your Stamp Duty (up to £5,000) and help towards legal, estate agent and moving fees.

    Terms and conditions apply. Offer available on selected properties on reservations from 01/06/24 to 30/08/24 that legally complete by 25/10/24.

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    Service charge paid for 2 years

    Reserve a new property by 30th August 2024 and we'll pay your service charge for two years.

    Terms and conditions apply. Offer available on selected properties on reservations from 01/06/24 to 30/08/24 that legally complete by 25/10/24.

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 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.

Ipswich Facts:
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Thomas Wolsey Place
Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 1AL
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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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Our people

The Team at Thomas Wolsey Place

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Leanne Ward
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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.