The UK’s leading retirement housebuilder, McCarthy and Stone, is inviting Melksham retirees to explore the benefits of downsizing at a special information day ahead of the launch of its age exclusive apartments, on Thursday 19th October.

Launching in November, the info day is in response to high-demand for the apartments, which are already attracting significant levels of interest from the local community.

Currently under construction, an artist’s impression has been released to show how Meadowsweet Place will look when completed. Guests at the event will be the first to find out about apartment specifications at the Retirement Living development, for those keen to secure the pick of the plots priority appointments can be booked with the sales team.

Attendees are invited to Melksham Town Football Club on Eastern Way to enjoy light refreshments, with advisors on hand to answer any questions potential purchasers may have, and so they get a real taste for the many lifestyle benefits on offer there.

Kim Caldwell, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for McCarthy and Stone, comments: “Our new Retirement Living development in Melksham will feature a choice of high quality apartments designed to suit those who want to enjoy a full and active retirement. Research has highlighted that almost 50% of pensioners (5.7 million people aged over 65), are considering moving to smaller homes[1], or would be encouraged to do so with a stamp duty exemption. This shows the growing attraction of downsizing and the increased need for this type of specialist retirement housing; especially in such central, town centre locations like this one, where homeowners have the freedom to live as independent a life as they ever have.

“With the information day at Meadowsweet Place so highly anticipated, we are delighted to be able to welcome interested purchasers to Melksham Town Football Club on Thursday 19th October to get a sneak peak of what’s on offer here. We would encourage local retirees interested in hearing more about the development to pop along and make the most of this great opportunity to speak to the sales team ahead of release.”

McCarthy and Stone’s Retirement Living developments have been carefully designed to offer homeowners the very best in independent living within a safe and secure environment; with the opportunity to enjoy companionship and to take part in the many social activities on site, as well as privacy when needed. Retirees also stand to benefit from living in a high specification, energy efficient apartment; and with the maintenance of all external and communal areas taken care of, they are free to spend more quality time with friends and family and make the most of their retirement years.

Set in a prominent location, Meadowsweet Place has an array of services and amenities nearby and is located less than 300m from Melksham Market Place.

Those interested in Retirement Living at McCarthy and Stone’s Melksham development are invited to call 0800 3100 383 or visit