Pollokshields retirement living development is officially opened by Lord Provost

There was cause for celebration last week as Lord Provost, Philip Braat, paid a visit to officially open Merchants Gate – the latest development from the leading manager and developer of retirement communities, McCarthy and Stone.
Lord Provost Philip Braat cuts the ribbon at the opening of Merchant Gate. (Photo: Stewart Attwood)Lord Provost Philip Braat cuts the ribbon at the opening of Merchant Gate. (Photo: Stewart Attwood)
Lord Provost Philip Braat cuts the ribbon at the opening of Merchant Gate. (Photo: Stewart Attwood)

The Lord Provost performed a ribbon cutting ceremony joined by the McCarthy and Stone team at the Retirement Living development on Springkell Avenue.

The Lord Provost, said: “I was delighted to be invited to officially open Merchants Gate and given the opportunity to speak to the residents.”

Declan Fishwick, Marketing Executive for the North Division for McCarthy and Stone, said: “We were thrilled to welcome the Lord Provost to celebrate the opening of Merchants Gate.

“For many of us, lockdown has made us reassess our housing needs, and so we are seeing more retirees deciding to downsize. The low maintenance living available at Merchants Gate allows our residents to stay independent for longer, but with the added safety and security that being part of a thriving community affords.”

McCarthy and Stone’s Retirement Living communities are thoughtfully-designed exclusively for the over 60s to provide the very best in modern, independent living within a safe and secure environment.

Comprising 56 one and two-bedroom apartments, Merchants Gate features a spacious communal lounge, landscaped gardens, and a convenient guest suite for when friends and family come to stay. A House Manager takes care of the smooth-running of the development; while a security entrance system and 24-hour emergency call points provide added peace-of-mind for residents.

The development is also ideally situated on the renowned ‘Avenues’ in Pollokshields, close to public transport links which open-up access to locations further afield. The development benefits from being close to local amenities, including the shops and cafes on Nithsdale Road, Maxwell Park, and Maxwell Park train station.

Prices at Merchants Gate currently start from just £189,000 for a one-bedroom apartment and from £279,000 for a two-bedroom apartment.

More than nine out of 10 customers would recommend McCarthy and Stone to a friend, ensuring it has received the full Five Star award for customer satisfaction from the Home Builders Federation for 15 years’ running. McCarthy and Stone is the only UK house builder of any size or type to achieve this accolade every year the awards have been run.

Those eager to find out more about Retirement Living in Pollokshields are urged to get in touch with McCarthy and Stone by calling 0800 201 4740 or visiting www.mccarthyandstone.co.uk/.