Our proposals are crafted to align seamlessly with all prevailing sustainability requirements, standing as a testament to our commitment to environmental stewardship and responsible development practices. By adhering to the latest sustainability standards, our project not only complies with regulatory expectations but, more importantly, actively contributes to fostering a sustainable future. In addition, older people moving into a McCarthy Stone apartment create a ‘home improvement dividend’ as younger homeowners move into the freed-up family homes and make energy efficiency improvements.
The energy consumption of a McCarthy Stone home is also much lower than the average home, with older households moving in likely to reduce their energy consumption by at least a half and probably more. This will also help residents to save money on utilities, with the cost split more effectively with other residents. Indeed, residents can see over £2,300 in household cost reductions, including a yearly decrease of more than £700 on energy bills when compared to a typical home.
Residents of specialist retirement housing are also less likely to drive, and it is estimated that building 45 specialist retirement housing properties could take up to 15 cars off the roads. Collectively, these cars would otherwise drive roughly 1,800 miles a week. Our analysis indicates that the carbon savings from reduced car use amount to around 0.35 tonnes per year for each McCarthy Stone household.