Seafront retirement flats named with Portsmouth history in mind


Housebuilder, McCarthy and Stone, has announced the names of its new assisted living and retirement developments in Southsea, inspired by the city’s history.

Located on South Parade, Tudor Rose Court will comprise 66 Assisted Living apartments for the over 70’s, and Savoy House will present a further 31 Retirement Living apartments for the over 60’s.

Taking inspiration from Portsmouth’s rich maritime heritage, Tudor Rose Court takes its name from the discoveries made when raising the Mary Rose ship — when ten rosaries were found, along with leather covers of prayer books; and a Tudor rose was revealed, carved inside the ship’s own emblem.

Named in honour of the Savoy Café and Ballroom, which previously occupied the site, Savoy House nods to the golden era of days gone-by, when the venue served as a glamorous setting for dancing and live music events.

Julie Ward, Sales and Marketing Director for McCarthy and Stone South East, said: “At McCarthy and Stone we truly value the communities in which we build, and it was important for us to select names that would not only be memorable, but would also resonate with both Southsea residents and future McCarthy and Stone homeowners.

Our chosen names, Tudor Rose Court and Savoy House, will serve to acknowledge the town’s rich history — a topic we know our future homeowners will be extremely interested in.”

McCarthy and Stone’s Assisted Living developments aim to bridge the gap between conventional Retirement Living and residential care. Homeowners are able to retain independence in the form of home ownership, yet still have the peace of mind of a range of additional services.

Julie adds: “With construction now well underway, we are looking forward to the sales launch of Tudor Rose Court and Savoy House this summer. At this time we will release apartment specifications and prices, and buyers can make the most of their first opportunity to purchase off-plan and enjoy the pick of all available apartments.

With plenty of local retirees already expressing interest in the development at this early stage, as well as those from further afield who aspire to downsize to stunning Southsea, it is a very exciting time for us.”