WORK has now started to construct 61 assisted living properties in Droitwich Spa.

The new development, located in Hanbury Road, will comprise a mix of one and two bedroom privately owned apartments exclusively for the over 70s.

The properties, by McCarthy & Stone, will be available to buy off plan from November 2013 with first occupations taking place in July 2014.

Gill Sabin, regional sales and marketing director for McCarthy & Stone, said: “Everything we do is built around a belief that later life can be rich, rewarding and fulfilling, and starting construction of our assisted living development marks an exciting milestone in helping the over 70s in Droitwich make the most of later life. When complete, the apartments will be low maintenance in design and will benefit from modern fittings, good security and will have a number of specialist features.”