Award-winning builders McCarthy & Stone have secured a new Assisted Living development in Chelmsford, Essex - 32 miles north-east of London. The development is currently subject to planning and proposes 50 stylish one and two bedroom apartments exclusively for those over 70. If you like to be close to the capital, but still far enough away to relax during retirement, then Chelmsford is the ideal spot, with its grand cathedral, peaceful parks and major racecourse.
The proposed Assisted Living development will feature spacious, contemporary apartments designed to make life that little bit easier. You-ll have everything you need on site, including a homeowners- lounge with complimentary Wi-Fi and a guest suite so visitors can stay overnight. Enjoy the landscaped gardens, private car park and lifts to all floors. For that extra peace of mind, all apartments will be equipped with fire detection equipment, intruder alarms and a camera entry system. Our Assisted Living properties offer an extra level of comfort with a dedicated house manager and 24-hour emergency call system.
The proposed development will be well situated in town, with a supermarket just 0.1 miles away, and local high street shops 1.2 miles away. It-s also easy to go into London for the day - Chelmsford train station is a short drive from your front door (1.4 miles) and offers a direct service to Liverpool Street Station in just over half an hour.
Key dates for your diary
Construction start date, sales release and first occupation are still to be confirmed.
Chelmsford is officially Essex-s only city, and has plenty of things to see and do all year round. Given its close proximity to London, Chelmsford has become a popular place to live for commuters and those looking to be close to the capital. But Chelmsford is also a destination in its own right, with everything from museums to a grand 15th-century cathedral. The beautiful Grade II-listed Hylands House is just 4 miles from our proposed development and boasts over 500 acres of gorgeous parkland and gardens to explore. Another must-see is the Chelmsford Museum, which details the history of the city and surrounding area, taking you all the way from the Ice Age to modern day. If you have family visiting, why not visit Tropical Wings Zoo, one of the finest tropical houses in the UK? Get up close to butterflies, birds and wildlife, while kids can have a turn feeding wallabies or birds of prey
Chelmsford also offers great shopping with two main shopping centres, High Chelmer and Meadows. Here, you-ll find all the big-name retailers such as Marks & Spencer, Debenhams and Boots. There are plenty of independent retailers too, especially around the medieval area of Moulsham Street. There is also a regular local market, which offers seasonal goods, and festive winter markets on High Street over the Christmas period. Come and visit Chelmsford and see why it-s one of the most in-demand locations this side of London!
See for yourself
If you would like to investigate the quality and atmosphere of a McCarthy & Stone development, visit our closest site to this development, which is Heritage Place in Ickenham.