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First Opportunity For Swindon Retirees To Secure Their Stake In New Community

Posted 27 August 2021 by Helen Christie

Retirees in Swindon are invited to reserve one of the new apartments at McCarthy Stone’s Gilbert Place Retirement Living Plus development...

Retirees in Swindon are invited to make the most of their first opportunity to reserve one of the brand new apartments at McCarthy Stone’s Gilbert Place Retirement Living Plus development, as the exclusive properties are set to be released for off-plan sales on 21 September.

The Gilbert Place development in Swindon has already received a high level of interest amongst retirees who are looking to downsize to an apartment within a community full of like-minded people. The McCarthy Stone team is now inviting locals to find out more about its latest development by booking an appointment at the temporary sales office located at Charles Harding Estate Agent in Swindon. All those who visit will receive an information pack containing floor plans, prices, and service charge details.

The sales release at Gilbert Place also marks an important milestone for the Swindon community which will receive a post-pandemic boost from the development on Lowry Way.

A new report by Homes for Later Living has revealed that retirement housing creates more local economic value and local jobs than any other type of residential development. It is also estimated that those living in a typical retirement development, such as Gilbert Place, will generate £550,000 of spending per year, with £347,000 going to local shops on the high street. This will in turn help to support retail jobs, keep amenities open and give a vital boost to the local economy in Swindon.

Verity McKay, divisional marketing manager at McCarthy Stone Southern, says: “The past 18 months has been difficult for everyone, but the high street has been particularly affected by the pandemic. The forthcoming Gilbert Place Retirement Living development is set to provide welcome relief for the Swindon area, as it has been reported that people living in retirement housing are more likely to spend money locally than people of the same age living elsewhere. This will directly contribute to helping keep local shops and services open in Swindon – from the butchers to the local café – that often make up the heart of our communities.

“We’re proud to bring the new Gilbert Place development to Swindon, helping to harness the spending power of older people for local high streets as part of a post-Covid recovery plan.”

Future homeowners at the Gilbert Place Retirement Living Plus development will have access to a stylish and welcoming homeowners’ lounge, which will be perfect for socialising with new neighbours, landscaped gardens maintained by McCarthy Stone’s team, and a handy guest suite for when family and friends come to stay.

For those who may require a little additional help, Gilbert Place will also have an on-site estate manager and an experienced team will be on hand day and night to oversee the running of the development, and to provide tailored domestic support packages to suit individual needs. The development will also feature its own bistro style restaurant serving delicious, freshly prepared meals every day, while secure entry systems and 24-hour emergency call points will provide added peace-of-mind.

McCarthy Stone also received the Housebuilder Special Recognition Award 2020 for working hard to protect its customers – Covid-19 infection rates among homeowners are significantly below the national rate of infection across all age groups – and for innovation in the retirement sector.

Find out more about Gilbert Place from McCarthy Stone

 

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