Exeter competition seeks creative thinkers to name its new retirement development

Creative thinkers in and around Exeter are being invited to “put their own stamp on the city’s future history” as part of a What’s in a Name? competition – and be in with a chance of winning a cash prize.

The UK’s leading developer and manager of retirement communities,McCarthy Stone, is challenging locals to come up with a name for its forthcoming Retirement Living development on Topsham Road, which will comprise a stylish collection of one- and two-bedroom apartments exclusively designed for the over 60s.

The winner of the What’s in a Name? competition will receive a cash prize of £200 and see the development bear the chosen name when it opens.

To be in with a chance of naming McCarthy Stone’s new Exeter development and winning £200, simply emailmccarthyandstone@mccann.com with your proposed development name and the reason behind it. Please include your name and contact details in the email and add ‘Exeter naming competition’ in the email subject header. The competition is open to people of all ages from the local and surrounding areas, and the deadline for entries is 22nd March 2024

Nicki Beswarick, Divisional Marketing Manager for McCarthy Stone, said: “Our latest development in Exeter will offer a unique opportunity for retirees to continue enjoying an independent and active lifestyle within a vibrant community, and so we are eager to find a suitable name that reinforces this.

“We are looking for a name which will really represent the local community, and it can be anything from suggestions that honour local landmarks or scenery, to paying homage to the history and the memories of once famous Buckerell Lodge Hotel that formerly stood there. This is a wonderful opportunity for someone to put their own stamp on this new addition to the area and we can’t wait to see their suggestions.”

With first occupants expected in Summer 2025, work is already well underway to transform the site which will help to meet the housing need for elderly people in the local area, whilst freeing up other properties in the process. Once complete, the development will offer contemporary, low-maintenance apartments that each pair intelligent, ergonomic design with stylish décor and energy-efficient features, along with superb communal facilities, including a spacious lounge for regular social meetups and well-maintained landscaped gardens.

A House Manager will take care of the day-to-day running of the development, while a secure entry system and 24-hour emergency call points will provide added peace-of-mind.

More than 9 out of 10 customers would recommend McCarthy Stone to a friend, meaning it has received the full Five Star award for customer satisfaction from the Home Builders Federation. McCarthy Stone is the only UK housebuilder of any size or type to achieve this rating every year it has taken part in the survey.

For more details about Retirement Living in Exeter, please call 0800 153 3076 or visit www.mccarthystone.co.uk/exeter

For terms and conditions, visit https://www.mccarthyandstone.co.uk/terms-and-conditions/exeter-naming-competition/

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