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Dorset delight for McCarthy Stone as £41m retirement village approved

McCarthy Stone has got the green light to build a £41m urban retirement village in Wimborne, Dorset.

Dorset County Council approved plans for a scheme consisting of 67 one-and two-bedroom extra care apartments, 32 extra care bungalows and two-storey chalets in a range of tenure options as well as nine open market houses.

The dwellings will be set in spacious and landscaped surroundings to create an attractive, supportive, and vibrant retirement community.

The development will feature a wellbeing hub, circular fitness route, allotments, village green, bistro and dining areas all being supported by 24-hour flexible care and support on-site, all managed by McCarthy Stone.

The proposed layout has been designed with a central accessible hub, allowing access for all residents whether in the main building or surrounding bungalows.

A range of social activities, events, organised outings, and opportunities to make new friends will be also be made available.

Construction of the Wimborne scheme will begin in early 2022.

“Our urban retirement village will be the first of its kind for McCarthy Stone given the level of integration across the scheme and we are proud to have an opportunity to be able to deliver this in Dorset, the home of our Head Office for the past 44 years,” said McCarthy Stone divisional managing director (Southern) Shane Paull.

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