New partnership with McCarthy Stone
Posted by Jade: Dec 07, 2022 • 2 min read
We’re thrilled to announce our new three-year partnership with McCarthy Stone, the UK’s leading developer and manager of retirement communities.
We’ll supply and install electric vehicle home chargers at every parking space in new McCarthy Stone developments.
With one in four of the UK population expected to be over 65 by 2037, according to the ONS, the later living sector is flourishing. To meet anticipated demand, McCarthy Stone is expanding its retirement communities with future plans to build 60 new developments a year.
Our partnership follows on from updates to building regulations mandating EV charging points in all new-build properties in England. The regulations came into force in June this year and form part of the government's strategy to reduce emissions. All new residential developments must have one 7kW charge point for every residence with a parking space.
Learn more about the regulations by visiting our dedicated guide below.
Recent research conducted by McCarthy Stone suggests that people aged 65 or over are embracing the switch to EVs by prioritising electric car charging points when buying a new home. Over 4 in 10 of the over 65s look for an EV charging point when considering a move to a new property.
Erik Fairbairn, CEO of Pod Point added: “McCarthy Stone has an outstanding reputation in the industry and its sustained five-star customer satisfaction status from the Home Builders Federation is testament to that. We were delighted to be selected as their preferred chargepoint supplier.”
Commenting on the partnership, Anne Smales, Group Commercial Director at McCarthy Stone said: “We are committed to reducing energy use and carbon emissions in our existing and future estates, and across our business. In Pod Point, we have found a partner who in terms of its reputation and track record, we feel is well placed to support our sustainability goals and to help us deliver great and sustainable places for our customers to live.”
In addition to supporting McCarthy Stone’s sustainable drive, the partnership also supports its commitment for its developments to be sustainable; built for the long-term, with minimal footprint during construction and use, supporting nature and making a clear positive contribution to the places they are in.