Moss Lane, McCarthy Stone, p Lexington

AEW Architects is designing the Trafford scheme. Credit: via Lexington

McCarthy Stone unveils plans for Trafford care scheme

A consultation is being held on plans to deliver 64 apartments on the brownfield plot off Moss Lane in Hale to address a “significant shortage” of retirement living options.

McCarthy Stone is inviting the local community to have their say on its proposals at mosslane.mccarthystone. The consultation will run until 23 November.

AEW Architects is designing the Trafford care development, which would provide accommodation for those over the age of 70.

Residents would have access to tailored extra care support services, as well as a range of amenities including a restaurant, communal lounges, and a hotel-style guest suite for visitors.

Initial drawings also show large areas of landscaping, featuring a community garden with seating and new planting to boost the biodiversity of the brownfield land.

McCarthy Stone hopes to address the pressing issue of retirement living options with this development. Consultation documents state that Trafford presently faces a “significant shortage of retirement living options, with the challenge set to intensify as our elderly population grows”.

Lexington is advising the developer on the proposals.

A spokesperson for McCarthy Stone stated that the scheme would create a strong sense of community for homeowners.

“The current site is disused brownfield land and presents an exciting opportunity for us to revitalise the area with a high quality development”, they continued.

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I hope this development goes ahead as their are a shortage of accommodation for this group of senior citizens.

By Nicholas Huskinson

Is the scaffold part of the architectural design/future maintenance?

By Walt

I’m sure these apartments would be lovely and initially, affordable but sadly the service charge as in most apartments are absolutely sky high. I do need to downsize but I can’t think of the best way forward.
The apartments will have a service charge, council tax, ground rent and whatever other hidden costs (or maybe not)

By Joan Beaman

Believe the fees will probably be too high for the average pension. Please proper balconies or patios, not pointless juliett balconies. Giving residents private outside space

By Pauline Fitton

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