McCarthy & Stone has launched construction of a £32m retirement development in Thatcham, Berkshire.
The launch follows McCarthy & Stone’s announcement in July that it would be directly providing its extra care services after ending an agreement with Somerset Care (see McCarthy & Stone parts ways with Somerset Care and launches own extra care services).
Gary Day, McCarthy & Stone’s Group Land and Planning Director, said: “This development will offer customers the opportunity to live an independent lifestyle in the attractive and convenient location of Thatcham. These customers will benefit from a choice of high-quality apartments, as well as the flexibility to opt for discrete care packages as required available on-site at a popular and convenient location.”
The 92 specialist retirement apartments include 52 units built to McCarthy & Stone’s Retirement Living PLUS, extra care housing specification. These will be made up of a mix of self-contained one and two-bedroom apartments, alongside the option of flexible domestic and personalised care and support packages from McCarthy & Stone’s on-site team. Retirement Living PLUS offers a range of facilities to residents, including an open-plan bistro, residents’ lounge, wellness suite and a guest suite.
A further 40 apartments will be built to McCarthy & Stone’s Retirement Living specification, which is aimed at the more active older homeowner, but still provides on-site support and maintenance for peace of mind, as well as a shared homeowners’ lounge.
A range of tenures will be on offer, reflecting McCarthy & Stone’s new strategy to offer customers more choice around how to enjoy the retirement living lifestyle.