CONSTRUCTION of a new retirment home in Malpas is underway according to the developers.

Apartments at the development, located in The Cedars, are set to go on sale in late spring next year, with the first homeowners expected to be welcomed in the autumn.

The development is under the management of McCarthy and Stone, and will feature 21 luxury one and two bedroom low maintenance apartments for those aged 60 and over.

The company's retirement homes are designed to enable the over 60s to maintain an active and independent lifestyle, in a safe and secure environment, with features such as social lounges, landscaped gardens and hotel-style guest suites all included to help retirees live their later years to the full.

Fiona Brooks, regional sales and marketing director for McCarthy and Stone North West, said: “Our upcoming development in Malpas has already attracted significant levels of early interest from the local community who are seeking the privacy and independence that comes with owning your own home, but with all the benefits of living in a secure development surrounded by a community of like-minded individuals.

“McCarthy and Stone is committed to designing flexible homes which reflect the character of the neighbourhood, while also allowing people to make the most of their retirement years and live as independently as possible – for as long as possible.

"With construction now underway, we will soon be announcing details of sales information events, so now is a good time for retirees in Malpas to get in touch and register their interest so they can be among the first to receive any updates and event invitations.”