A new housing development with balconies, gardens and on-site parking is set to launch next year.

Developers McCarthy and Stone has announced the construction of 47 one and two bedroom apartments in London Road, St Albans.

Aimed at the over 70s, the development will an ideal retirement option and construction is due to start in October this year.

Elaine Stratford, regional sales and marketing director for McCarthy and Stone North London, said: “Our St Albans development has already attracted significant levels of interest from local retirees who are interested in downsizing to a lower maintenance property.

“These properties perfectly illustrate McCarthy and Stone’s commitment to designing flexible homes which cater for the demands of today’s modern retirees, allowing our purchasers to really enjoy these all-important years.”

When complete, the development will include a table service restaurant, a guest suite for when visitors want to stay over, a club lounge for socialising with homeowners and an entertainment suite and function room to cater for community activities.

At the heart will be an atrium for homeowners to enjoy sunlight all year round, qualified staff will be on hand day and night to offer help and support, a security entrance system plus 24-hour emergency call points.

Those interested in McCarthy and Stone’s new St Albans development can call 0800 201 4811 or visit www.mccarthyandstone.co.uk.