Anchor and McCarthy Stone retirement village in Sutton Coldfield

Anchor and McCarthy Stone get green light for Sutton Coldfield retirement scheme

Anchor and McCarthy Stone have received a resolution to grant planning permission from Birmingham City Council for their £40m GDV retirement community in Sutton Coldfield.

The project will see the redevelopment of the former Royal Works site off Coleshill Street into two buildings comprising 137 one- and two-bedroom apartments, with shared facilities and landscaped gardens accessible for residents of both buildings.

The scheme will offer different tenure options across the affordability spectrum to fit the residents’ personal circumstances and needs — 85 of the apartments will be provided as either social rent or shared ownership.

This is the fifth retirement community to start construction as part of the partnership between Anchor and McCarthy Stone.

Katie Fisher, divisional managing director at McCarthy Stone, said: “We are delighted that our plans to deliver specialist retirement accommodation in Sutton Coldfield have been approved. 

“Our proposals will help address the local demand for specialist retirement accommodation, providing greater choice for those in later life, while freeing up the wider housing market for families and first-time buyers further down the chain. 

“We would like to thank local stakeholders and residents for their input and feedback throughout the planning process and we look forward to becoming a part of this community.”

Leanne Taylor, land manager at Anchor, added: “It is vital that a range of housing options are available to supports people’s needs and expectations as they grow older.

“The development in Sutton Coldfield will create high-quality, affordable accommodation for older people in the local community, ensuring that more people have homes where they love living in later life.”

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