Retirement builders keen to put down roots for new Letchworth development

Award-winning retirement housebuilder, McCarthy and Stone is creating its very own garden of paradis

Award-winning retirement housebuilder, McCarthy and Stone is creating its very own garden of paradise in the heart of Letchworth’s Garden City, having unveiled plans for its latest Retirement Living development, Le Jardin. - Credit: Archant

Retirement homes specialist McCarthy and Stone has released an image of what its new development in the centre of Letchworth should look like – and issued an invitation find a green-fingered gardener to be involved in a tree-planting ceremony as the project gets into gear.

Elaine Stratford, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for McCarthy and Stone

Elaine Stratford, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for McCarthy and Stone - Credit: Archant

The development in Station Road is to be called Le Jardin as a nod to Letchworth’s garden city heritage.

Work has already started on site and is expected to be complete next spring.

The firm’s regional development manager Jonathan Stuart said: “Letchworth is unique. There is a varied mix of architecture and this has had a significant bearing on the building and design we adopted, which we feel enhances the appearance within the conservation area.”

There will be 25 apartments with balconines exclusively for the over 60s in the development, with the first residents expected to move in next summer.


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Sales and marketing director Elaine Stratford added: “As part of our commitment to engaging with the community we’re asking people to put forward someone with a passion for gardening to plant a tree at the development.”

Email mccarthyandstone@mccann.com or call 0121 713 3672 if you’d like to be there. Find out more about the development at www.mccarthyandstone.co.uk.

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