The brownfield site was originally earmarked for a Tesco supermarket, but following a 26-year campaign by local residents against the plan Babergh District Council instead backed an alternative option offered by specialist retirement housing developer McCarthy & Stone.
This dual development is split, linking the town’s High Street with the River Brett. Combined, Tyfield Place and Manor Gardens will deliver 35 one and two-bedroom apartments, and 29 luxury living, bungalow and cottage style homes, respectively, as well as extensive public-open space and a new footbridge over the river.
Mick George contracts director Michael George said: ‘’Since we made the announcement only two months back of our extension further east of the country, we have struck some very strong partnerships, not least the one with McCarthy & Stone. This one has been particularly productive, with three contracts won on various developments already.’’