Leading retirement housebuilder looks to transform site on Tetbury Rd, Cirencester

"I think we have struck the right balance in bringing forward a contemporary style, but one that uses high-quality materials akin to the character of Cirencester"
Shane Paull, McCarthy & Stone’s Regional Managing Director

McCarthy & Stone, Britain’s leading retirement housebuilder, held a public exhibition to unveil its plans to redevelop the former T H White garage on Tetbury road in Cirencester with specialist age-exclusive apartments.

The proposals include the redevelopment of the site with a high-quality contemporary scheme comprising 35 one and two bed Retirement Living apartments for sale, 31 car parking spaces and attractive landscaping and amenity space.

Despite over 900 local residents, councillors and other interested parties being invited to attend the event, which was held at Bingham House on the High Street, only 16 people attended on the day.
Shane Paull, McCarthy & Stone’s Regional Managing Director, commented:

“The public exhibition was an excellent opportunity for us to understand the views of the local community and to receive their feedback on the proposals. I would like to take this opportunity to thank people for their constructive feedback; we will be reviewing all the comments received and will look to address comments where possible.”

He added:

“We have worked hard to ensure that our proposals act as a sensitive transition from the modern St James’s Place to the heritage assets found towards the town centre. Following an extensive townscape study by our architects, we have strived to achieve a balance in the design of the scheme. We believe that trying to replicate the architectural style of Cirencester’s historic buildings would look out of place next to St James’ Place. I think we have struck the right balance in bringing forward a contemporary style, but one that uses high-quality materials akin to the character of Cirencester.”

McCarthy & Stone will now be reviewing its proposals and will look to submit a planning application to Cotswold District Council over the coming weeks. Anyone who was unable to attend the exhibition can visit the project’s dedicated website (www.mccarthyandstone-consultation.co.uk/cirencester) where they will have the opportunity to view the information displayed at the exhibition. If you have further questions they can contact the project’s dedicated freephone information line number on 0800 298 7040.

Posted: 24/11/2014 17:14:37


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