A NEW retirement living development is to officially open this month (November).

BBC TV’s antiques expert, David Harper, will join perspective buyers and homeowners in Hexham to celebrate the opening of McCarthy Stone’s Hewson Court, Dene Avenue.

On Thursday, November 25, David Harper will give a presentation on his life as one of TV's antiques experts and provide stories from his career. He will be joined by Hewson Court homeowners to perform a ceremonial ribbon-cutting.

Perspective buyers aged 60 and over, along with friends and family, are invited to attend the event where they can tour the apartments on site. Places must be booked in advance: RSVP by calling: 0800 201 4811.

Fiona Brooks, divisional sales and marketing director at McCarthy Stone, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be able to welcome David Harper to officially open our fabulous, new development in Hexham.

"Our easy to maintain, luxurious apartments allow homeowners to enjoy their independence, with the added benefit of communal areas for socialising with neighbours.

“David is a brilliant host and you can expect many interesting stories, facts, and plenty of knowledge and advice from him.

“And while you wait, you can view the stunning show apartments and communal gardens – you won’t be disappointed!

"At McCarthy Stone, we’re here to help you live the retirement lifestyle you deserve; and with the support of our caring communities and like-minded homeowners who are all just like you, you’ll only wish you made the move sooner.”

The 43 one and two bedroom apartments are tailor-made for over 60s.