Behind Principle Living is two award winning and trusted developers; Jeff McCloy of The McCloy Group and John Stevens of The Stevens Group. These two industry experts have combined their decades of experience to create forward-thinking and affordable retirement villages to accommodate the next Aussie retirees.
The third string to Principle Living’s bow is Sue and Andrew Mann from Sue Mann Nursing and Community Care (SMNCC). For the past thirty years the pair have gained a unique insight into the changing home care landscape and the retirement industry, having provided the highest quality of care to thousands of customers living in the Central Coast and Hunter communities. Sue’s inspired leadership and pioneering vision, combined with Jeff and John’s uncompromising commitment to quality, ensures the Principle Living villages not only offer a vibrant community lifestyle but an opportunity for people to live in the comfort of their homes with access to integrated care options
With 50 years of experience in construction and property development, Jeff McCloy has established a strong presence in the Hunter area and is widely recognised for his innovative approach and business acumen.
Leading the charge in the construction of John Hunter hospital – the McCloy Group’s biggest building project to date, the restoration of the heritage listed City Exchange and the creation of numerous inspiring residential community neighbourhoods, Jeff is widely recognised as an outspoken advocate for bringing development and prosperity to the city of Newcastle and continues to bring this level of hope and pride to Principle Living.
“We’ve done our homework and know there is room for improvement in the retirement sector. Principle Living is a fresh face in the industry providing seniors with new options in retirement. Our strength is in our experience and providing great attention to detail, and our development will speak for itself.” - Jeff McCloyVisit The McCloy Group
With 36 years of experience in commercial, retail, residential and retirement living sectors, John Stevens is a forward-thinking industry leader. Leading the Stevens Group, John partnered with the Glen Group in the 90s and created the benchmark for future retirement villages.
Their first joint venture project was Glengara Village, which received several esteemed accolades for bringing a ‘resort lifestyle’ concept to life, most notably winning the National Award of Best Retirement Village in Australia in 2005.
John, like Jeff has been celebrated for achieving excellence and innovation in his creations, uncompromising on quality with a leading approach that has led to numerous awards and industry recognition.
“We know after being involved in retirement for many years how to create a project of excellence, and I’m very excited to work with similar-minded people to create exceptional living environments which will set Principle Living villages apart from the rest.” – John StevensVisit The Stevens Group
Blueheath is nestled amongst the beautiful bushland setting of The Bower Estate in Medowie. Thirty minutes from Newcastle’s CBD and the stunning beaches of Port Stephens, this boutique retirement village offers residents the perfect balance of tranquillity and convenience.
Located in a rural bushland setting, residents of Blueheath can truly switch off and enjoy this serene environment, without being miles away from civilisation. Medowie’s supermarkets and medical centre are a mere five minute drive away, and Blueheath offers a regular bus services to the surrounding towns.Learn more
Stonybrook Village is located within the award-winning Heritage Parc residential estate and is the perfect choice for retirees looking to settle in a comfortable and relaxing neighbourhood.
Stonybrook residents can enjoy the nearbyparks, green open spaces and walking trails around the lake. While benefiting from the convenience of being close to local shops and surrounding towns, with a regular village bus service, this location has it all.Learn more