McCarthy Stone Turner House retirement flats open in Thatcham
NEW retirement flats in Thatcham are now open, and are already welcoming their first residents.
The mayor of Thatcham John Boyd officially opened the new show suite at McCarthy Stone's Turner Place on The Moors and Station Road last month.
Mr Boyd joined the McCarthy Stone team and Connie Shields, the first retiree to reserve an apartment at Turner Place, to perform a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the development.
Mr Boyd said: “I was delighted to be invited to the opening of the show suite at Turner Place. I was really pleased to see the excellent development which will help boost the choice for older people in Thatcham and beyond.”
Plans for the combined Turner Place and William House 92 apartment development on the site, which included the former Tigers Too Nursery, were approved in 2019.
McCarthy Stone said there was a considerable need for specialist accommodation for older people in the town, which would contribute to the overall housing needs of Thatcham.
The company claimed that research showed residents would contribute £670,000-a-year to Thatcham’s economy.
Divisional marketing manager at McCarthy Stone, Nicki Beswarick, said: “It was fantastic to mark this latest milestone at Turner Place. We are all incredibly proud of the development and we were delighted to be able to unveil the impressive show suite to councillor John Boyd – the feedback so far has been very positive indeed.”
The celebration also provided the opportunity for Mr Boyd and Mrs Shields to take a guided tour of Turner Place, enjoy a glass of fizz and toast her new apartment.
Turner Place was designed for low maintenance living with retirees aged 60 and over in mind, with a house manager taking care of the day-to-day running of the new community. It also has secure entry systems and 24-hour emergency call points.
Turner Place is adjacent to the company's William House Retirement Living Plus development, designed for the over 70s, with access to domestic care packages which can be tailored to provide varying levels of support. Retirement Living Plus developments also benefit from a bistro restaurant serving freshly prepared meals daily.
Mrs Beswarick said: “We know that for many of us, lockdown has made us reassess our housing needs, and we are seeing more retirees deciding to take the plunge and downsize their home. The low maintenance living available at Turner Place allows retirees to stay independent for longer, become part of a thriving community and spend their time doing the things they love. I would encourage anyone looking to downsize to book a one-to-one appointment to visit our new show suite now.”
Prices at Turner Place currently start from £245,000 for a one-bedroom apartment and from £385,000 for a two-bedroom. One and two-bedroom apartments at William House are currently priced from £250,000 and £360,000, respectively. Rental and part-buy, part-rent options are also available.
For more information call 0800 3100 383 or visit www.mccarthystone.co.uk/thatcham