The right honourable Rory Stewart MP, the Conservative representative for Penrith and The Border, formally marked the commencement of construction at McCarthy & Stone’s forthcoming Retirement Living development on Friargate in Penrith by attending an official ground breaking ceremony last week.

Mr Stewart joined McCarthy & Stone’s Regional Land Director, Christopher Watson, to commemorate the first steps in the construction of 48 independent retirement apartments, which have been designed specifically to help those aged over 60 make the most of later life.

Conveniently located on Friargate, just a short distance from the quaint centre of historic Penrith and nestled on the outskirts of the Lake District, the new development is situated near to all local shops and amenities. The purpose built apartments will provide homeowners with a manageable and secure living environment, whilst giving them the additional peace of mind of always having a helping hand close-by.

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