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McCarthy & Stone | Bexleyheath

Construction has now been completed of our forty-nine retirement living apartment development at Bexleyheath for McCarthy & Stone. The building was constructed with a hybrid of techniques including pre cast concrete, loadbearing masonry and SFS framing to the upper floors.

Planning was achieved in 2016 along with thirty-nine parking spaces located along the side to minimise impact and maintain the existing access arrangements. The main conceptual idea is to provide a visual connection through the south and north parts of the site, allowing for a secondary entrance to the rear of the ground floor. This allows homeowners to benefit from the communal amenity space and the rear car park while pedestrian access from the Broadway will allow residents to walk towards the town centre and shops.

The development offers a dedicated buggy store with charging points along with a cycle store. Accessibility is excellent both internally and externally, as would be expected for the defined users. Level access is provided across the site from all egress points. The main entrance point is covered with sufficient space for users to open doors under cover.

Once inside, communal spaces (homeowners lounge) are located centrally, close to the main entrance points. A fully accessible WC is provided close to the communal areas and a guest room is provided for family visitors. Level access is provided from communal areas into the landscaped gardens.

Images courtesy of Inopera Facades

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