Plans unveiled for retirement complex in Petersfield

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Thursday 8th February 2018 12:00 pm
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A?computer generated image showing what McCarthy and Stone’s plan for Frenchmans Road may look

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A COMPANY looking to create a retirement homes complex in the centre of Petersfield has given the public its first look at the plans.

McCarthy and Stone held a public exhibition of its proposals for specialist retirement accommodation on a site off Frenchmans Road.

The land is being advertised as a ‘prominent development site’ on behalf of the owners by Alder King Property Consultants.

Paris House, the former UK headquarters of Estee Lauder, is being demolished and in the brochure publicising the site’s availability, three business development opportunities are listed – headquarters office-style building, three detached buildings for separate offices, and the creation of six industrial units.

However, McCarthy and Stone is pushing ahead with its scheme to create 64 one and two bedroom Extra Care apartments for the over-70s on the same site.

The proposals, drawn up by Petersfield-based architects Re-Format, also include landscaped gardens, club lounge, wellness suite, guest suite, bistro restaurant and 51 on-site parking spaces.

The public exhibition of the plans, held in the Festival Hall on January 29, drew over 50 visitors and plenty of support for the ideas, according to regional managing director for McCarthy and Stone, Shane Paull.

He added:?“The number of sales enquiries we received suggests there is a real demand for this specialist accommodation in the area.

“We believe this site is an ideal location to deliver an attractive scheme.”

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