ISG Jackson secures £16 million Maidstone Retirement Village Scheme
ISG Jackson has secured a c. £16 million project to build a
new high specification retirement village in Mote Park,
Maidstone for leading retirement developer, Raven Audley Court
plc. The scheme is based around Mote House, a derelict George
III period country residence, which is set within the 450 acre
Mote Park and will form the focal point for this prestigious
ISG Jackson will renovate the historic Portland stone property and convert this into one and two bedroom apartments, with a comprehensive range of communal facilities on the ground floor. Existing outbuildings will be converted into living accommodation and the contractor will also construct a range of sympathetic new build cottages and apartments across the 10 acre site to provide a total of 87 individual properties.
Facilities at Mote House will include a restaurant/bistro, coffee lounge and bar and library, alongside a health and well being centre with a swimming pool and gym. The first phase of development at the site is due to commence in April with ISG Jackson commencing the construction of new homes within the existing walled garden area of the estate and creating a show home within the former gardeners cottage. Two more phases of development will see the construction of a gatehouse lodge, the refurbishment of a number of existing out-buildings and a comprehensive programme of renovation at Mote House itself, with the final phase due for completion by October 2009.
Phillip Allerton, director of ISG Jackson's Living division, commented: "The Mote Park retirement village has been carefully designed to promote a real sense of community for its residents, who will benefit from an excellent range of facilities and a wonderfully picturesque location. The development is expected to make a major contribution to enhancing the local built environment, with ISG Jackson employing sensitive building practices across the site to ensure the integrity of the original Mote House building is retained for posterity.”