A contemporary new development for McCarthy Stone comprising 34 retirement living apartments located in the historic town of Cirencester.

The brownfield site was particularly challenging due to a number of complex contextual constraints. To the east of the site the scheme had to respond to the former railway station designed by the pioneering engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel. To the west, a large modern contemporary office building and to the south a roundabout with a large Waitrose supermarket.

Following research into the history of the area Re-Format produced a wider masterplan indicating how the proposed development could be a catalyst for the regeneration of this neighbourhood.

Although contemporary in design, the careful selection of materials and detailing has produced a scheme that will complement and enhance its historic setting.

“I can highly recommend Re-Format’s services, as in my experience their designs please clients, authorities and our construction teams. Re-Format quickly understood our client needs and have continued to build a strong partnership with us. I have been impressed with the Re-Format team and their incredibly responsive nature when it comes to providing detailed drawings and information to support the projects that they are working with us on. I have always found them to be very efficient and dependable. Re-Format have also come up with some great designs and architectural flare that McCarthy Stone and future Homeowners can be proud of.”

John Kennedy, Design Project Manager – South West Planning Bureau