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 60, will be located in the heart of town, giving you easy access to all that Ipswich has to offer.
All 51 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. Homeowners will also be treated to extra luxuries such as a heated towel rack, integrated fridge and 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, what 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 caf??s 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.
Key dates for your diary
Construction start date, sales release and first occupation are still to be confirmed.
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.
Ipswich is also known for its cultural offerings ' the recently refurbished Regent Theatre seats over 1,500 people and has a calendar packed with shows. You can visit the Ipswich Museum, which is currently receiving a ??23m makeover, due for completion in 2019.
From Ipswich, it's also easy to get out and see the rest of Suffolk and its surroundings. The town train station has regular services to London, while buses can take you around the rest of East Anglia. Historic market town Woodbridge, Flatford Mill and Anglo-Saxon burial site Sutton Hoo are all well worth the day trips. Come and see why everyone is talking about Ipswich!
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 Pavillion Court in Felixstowe.