Call for more new – build bungalows

A study from retirement home developer McCarthy & Stone reveals that only around two million bungalows have been built in the UK4 – ever. Clearly not enough to house some 60% of over-65s, that is over seven million people, who would consider moving to a bungalow

It gives further weight to the suggestion by the Royal Institute of British Architects that it become compulsory for developers to build more homes for mature people who are looking for well-designed, single level homes. The inclusion of age-restricted bungalows as part of the housing mix in larger scale developments with access to social and healthcare facilities are exactly what older owners need to feel part of a community and remain independent for longer.

4McCarthy & Stone, 2019