Official opening of Beccles’ Foundry Place retirement community

2:27 PM September 7, 2022

A downtown retirement community has officially opened in Beccles.

Waveney MP Peter Aldous and town mayor Barry Darch officially opened the facility, located off Gosford Road.

The duo were joined by McCarthy and Stone employees and owners of Foundry Place to perform the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Mr Aldous said: “I was delighted to be invited to officially open Foundry Place, explore the development and meet some of the owners.

“Developments such as Foundry Place offer a great solution for those looking to enjoy an independent and active lifestyle in retirement, and I enjoyed seeing it first hand.

“I think it’s important that Beccles is able to offer not only more housing options for people looking to downsize, but also the opportunity to be part of a supportive, welcoming and friendly community. “

The development comprises 55 one and two bedroom apartments, and also includes a communal lounge, landscaped gardens and a hotel-style guest suite.

An estate team is available 24 hours a day, while the development includes a security entry system and 24-hour emergency call points and an on-site bistro for those who do not wish to cook.

Mr Darch said: “I had a wonderful time at Foundry Place, meeting some of the owners and celebrating the opening of the development.

“Foundry Place has a great community spirit and it’s a joy to officially welcome it to Beccles.”

Planning permission was granted for the Care Village in 2019, on the former Ingate Ironworks site, with a groundbreaking ceremony hosted in February 2020 by the Mayor of Beccles, Andrea Carr.

David Meachem, Divisional Sales Director at McCarthy Stone, said: “We were incredibly thrilled to be joined by Peter Aldous and Barry Darch to officially open Foundry Place.

“We are committed to providing an exceptional lifestyle that offers all the comforts of home for a relaxing and independent retreat, along with a choice of social and leisure activities within walking distance.

“Foundry Place has quickly become a thriving community of retirees looking to live their retirement to the fullest and we encourage anyone interested to come see what Foundry Place has to offer.”

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