McCarthy Stone is pioneering a ground-breaking new way of building which will help make homes greener and more affordable.

“It’s a transformative time for the industry and we are delighted to be at the forefront,” declares John Tonkiss, CEO of McCarthy Stone.

“Our ways of building in the UK have been far to slow to change to modern methods of construction (MMC),” he adds.

“The government has woken up to this recently and successive housing ministers are championing the role of MMC.”

Indeed, the Housing Minister, Chris Pincher MP, backs MMC, urging Britain to become a global leader in this game-changing innovation – and McCarthy Stone is among those blazing a trail.

MMC offer more sustainable, eco-friendly and efficient ways of building than traditional constructions methods.

They speed up the time it takes to complete a project and produces high-quality homes.

Watch John discuss the impact of MMC

McCarthy Stone’s first MMC project is a four-storey retirement development for the over 60s in Hexham, Northumberland, (pictured above) comprising 23 one-bedroom and 20 two-bedroom apartments.

“It will take us three months less time to build compared to using traditional building methods,” Mr Tonkiss explains.

“Costs are the same at the moment, but this way of building will benefit house buyers in time as we will start to improve and reduce costs.”

Hewson Court in Hexham was built using an innovative light-gauge steel frame supplied by McCarthy Stone’s Leeds-based partner Sigmat.

One of many benefits is that the frame is built off-site, helping with efficiency and productivity.

Also a high proportion of the materials used are recycled.

The frame also improves energy efficiency in the finished development, which could result in lower energy bills for homeowners*.

Hewson Court retirement apartments are now available to buy off plan, with completion expected later this year.

There will also be communal areas and gardens, with several apartments offering Juliet balconies or patios. Explore Hewson Court.

Pop in for a Pimm’s this summer

Throughout the summer, McCarthy Stone will be welcoming visitors to its developments for Pimm’s, Prosecco, light refreshments at Covid-safe garden parties and summer events across the UK.

It’s a great opportunity to experience one of its award-winning developments for yourself.

As well as enjoying a drink and a chat, you can take a tour of the properties and explore the gardens.

You can ask all the question you want and meet the friendly teams.

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Find good neighbours with McCarthy Stone

McCarthy Stone creates award-winning, high quality, low maintenance, retirement properties for sale or for rent in lovely locations — but one of the greatest benefits of being a McCarthy Stone homeowner is being part of a community of remarkable individuals. Explore McCarthy Stone developments.

For more information, please visit McCarthy Stone.

*The frame for Hewson Court has exhibited significantly improved air tightness over traditional-build techniques.

This provides a more energy efficient building as less heat is lost, which in turn has the potential to reduce energy bills.

For more information visit: ED019-Thermal.indd (steel-sci.com)

Hewson Court