Project update: Investment is transforming former Thornton pub site into apartments

A computer generated image of Burrstone Grange in Thornton
A computer generated image of Burrstone Grange in Thornton
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Construction is well under way on a housing development for the over 60s.

Burrstone Grange is being built on the site of the former Bourne Poacher pub on Fleetwood Road North in Thornton.

The pub was demolished last summer after laying empty for a number of years.

Developer McCarthy and Stone is building 42 apartments on the site aimed at people who are retired.

There will be 25 one-bedroom apartments and 17 two-bedroom apartments.The scheme will also include a homeowners’ lounge where friends and neighbours can meet up, landscaped gardens and a guest suite.

A house manager will be available to take care of the running of the development, and there will be a 24 hour emergency call system.

When will people start moving in?

The development is due to welcome its first residents this summer.

A launch event is being held next Wednesday at the North Euston Hotel in Fleetwood.

Informal presentations will be held at 11am and 2pm while staff from McCarthy and Stone will be available throughout the day to answer questions.

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Fiona Brooks, regional managing director for McCarthy and Stone North West, said: “We know there is pent-up demand in this area for purpose-built retirement living accommodation and we would urge all those interested to come along and find out more, and how we can help them to make the most of their retirement years.”

Burrstone Grange has been named in tribute to Thornton’s windmill at Marsh Mill.

Burrstone is a type of stone often used for fine grinding in windmills such as Marsh Mill.