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Work to build luxury retirement homes at Old Windmill Hall site in Upminster to start next spring

PUBLISHED: 14:25 16 August 2016 | UPDATED: 14:26 16 August 2016

Former Old Windmill Hall Site, in St Marys Lane, Upminster is to be turned into a three story building consisting of 22 retirement living apartments and communal facilities, landscaping and parking.

Former Old Windmill Hall Site, in St Marys Lane, Upminster is to be turned into a three story building consisting of 22 retirement living apartments and communal facilities, landscaping and parking.

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A date has been set for work on new luxury retirement homes in St Mary's Lane, Upminster, to begin after developers completed on the sale of the site.

McCarthy and Stone’s 22-home development, on the former Old Windmill Hall site, is set to launch in spring 2018, with apartments available to purchase from next year.

Work is expected to start in spring 2017.

The site – which was given planning permission last year despite objections – will include 22 one and two bedroom apartments for those aged 60 and over.

Regional sales and marketing director Elaine Stratford said: “Our Upminster development has already attracted significant levels of interest from local retirees who are interested in downsizing to a lower maintenance property with excellent transport links into London.

““We have no doubt that our Upminster development will prove extremely popular with local retirees, so we are encouraging anyone interested in securing one of these apartments for themselves to register their interest as soon as possible.”

Last year Cllr Linda Van den Hende, who called in the plans for review, said she was “very, very disappointed” the plans were going ahead despite receiving 45 objections from residents, compared to eight in support.

While some residents feared the building would not fit with the area, others said the area needed more residential homes.

McCarthy and Stone said facilities would include a homeowners’ lounge, fully-maintained landscaped gardens and a guest suite for visitors.

There will also be a house manager, security entrance system and 24-hour emergency call points.

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