Residents of new Swindon retirement development celebrate Jubilee

By Barrie Hudson - 8 June 2022


Homeowners at McCarthy Stone’s Gilbert Place Retirement Living Plus development on Lowry Way threw a Platinum Jubilee celebration.

Friends, family, and wellwishers from across Swindon joined the homeowners and team at Gilbert Place for a fun-filled afternoon in the development’s landscaped gardens. 

Those who came along enjoyed food, drinks, and live musical entertainment from Scarlett Swing as they shared the momentous occasion.

Verity McKay, Divisional Marketing Manager for McCarthy Stone Southern, said: “The Queen’s Jubilee is a truly historic moment, and we thoroughly enjoyed welcoming people from across the area to join our celebrations here at Gilbert Place.

“It was lovely to hear some of our homeowners reminiscing over their memories of the Queen’s Coronation all those 70 years ago too. Everyone who came along had a fantastic time, the community spirit really shone through. A special day all round!”

Gilbert Place features what are billed as a host of stunning one and two-bedroom apartments exclusively designed for the over-70s.

Homeowners at the Gilbert Place Retirement Living Plus development have access to what McCarthy Stone describes as a stylish and welcoming communal lounge, perfect for socialising with new neighbours, landscaped gardens maintained by McCarthy Stone’s team, and a guest suite for when family and friends come to stay.

For those who may require a little additional help, Gilbert Place has an on-site Estate Manager, and an experienced team is on hand day and night to oversee the running of the development, and to provide tailored domestic support packages to suit individual needs. 

The development also features its own bistro style restaurant serving delicious, freshly prepared meals every day, while secure entry systems and 24-hour emergency call points provide added peace-of-mind.

Prices at Gilbert Place currently start from £248,000 for a one-bedroom apartment and £329,000 for a two-bedroom apartment. Rental and part-buy, part-rent options are also available.

More than nine out of 10 customers would recommend McCarthy Stone to a friend, ensuring it has received the full Five Star award for customer satisfaction from the Home Builders Federation. McCarthy Stone is the only UK housebuilder of any size or type to achieve this rating every year it has taken part in the survey.

Those interested in finding out more about the Retirement Living Plus development, are invited to call 0800 310 0383 or visit

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