McCarthy & Stone has started construction work on 36 new Later Living properties in Hythe. The new development, located on Southampton Road, will comprise a mix of one and two bedroom privately owned apartments exclusively for the over 60s. Apartments will be available to buy off plan from this Summer with first occupations taking place in early 2014. The new development will be ideally situated just a short distance from all the town’s shops and amenities.

Aileen King, regional sales and marketing director for McCarthy & Stone, commented: “Everything we do is built around a belief that later life can be rich, rewarding and fulfilling, and starting construction of our Later Living development marks an exciting milestone in helping the over 60s in Hythe make the most of later life. When complete, the apartments will be low maintenance in design and will benefit from modern fittings, good security and will have a number of specialist features.”

With over 35 years of experience, McCarthy & Stone has become Britain’s leading provider of retirement apartments, having built more than 45,000 apartments in 1,000 different schemes.

Its Later Living developments offer the independence of retaining home ownership while living in an apartment specifically designed for later life. Facilities include a shared lounge, guest suite, laundry room and a lift. A dedicated house manager ensures the smooth running of the development and a security entrance system plus 24-hour emergency call points provide peace of mind for both residents and their families. All properties are low maintenance and energy efficient.

In addition to offering age exclusive apartments, the retirement property developer also provides a range of financial services, including a pension annuity service, equity release, legal services and guaranteed funeral plans.

Anyone wanting to find out more about Later Living in Hythe is invited to contact McCarthy & Stone now on 0800 201 4742 to register their interest. Alternatively, please visit for further details.