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McCarthy Stone, the UK’s leading developer and manager of retirement communities, has revealed its new Retirement Living development on Shap Road in Kendal has been named Alavana Place.

 Currently under construction, the new name is a nod to the Roman fort established in the latter part of the first century AD, which was situated at Watercrook near Kendal.

Fiona Brooks, Divisional Sales Director for McCarthy Stone Northern, comments: “We’re delighted to announce this brilliant name for our new Kendal development. We believe the name Alavana Place is the perfect way to acknowledge a fascinating period in the local history.

The Romans revolutionised buildings in England, so it is fitting that we pay tribute to their roots in Kendal by naming our latest fantastic Retirement Living development after the fort.

“We are experiencing high levels of interest in our forthcoming Alavana Place development from local retirees and the wider area who are eager to discover the numerous benefits of downsizing while also being a part of a connected community”

“McCarthy Stone is committed to designing brilliant homes which reflect the character of the neighbourhood, while also allowing people to make the most of their retirement years and live as independently as possible – for as long as possible.  We will soon be announcing further details about the development, so now is the perfect time for retirees in Kendal to get in touch and register their interest, so they can be among the first to receive any updates.”

Once complete, Alavana Place will comprise 55 one-bedroom and two-bedroom spacious retirement apartments. The stunning apartments are being built with community in mind and will enable the over 60s to stay connected to one another and maintain exciting, independent lifestyles.

Future homeowners at the development will have access to a stylish and welcoming communal lounge, which will be perfect for socialising with new neighbours, landscaped gardens maintained by the McCarthy Stone team, and a stunning  guest suite for when family and friends come to stay.

For added peace-of-mind, a House Manager will take care of the smooth-running of the development, as well as a 24-hour emergency call system in every apartment, should assistance be needed day or night.

Prospective purchasers are urged to register their interest now to receive updates on when the apartments will be available to buy off-plan. Customers will also be able to choose from a range of flexible purchase options to suit them and their personal circumstances, whether they prefer to buy outright, rent or part buy, part rent.

More than nine out of 10 customers would recommend McCarthy Stone to a friend, ensuring it has received the full Five Star award for customer satisfaction from the Home Builders Federation. McCarthy Stone is the only UK housebuilder of any size or type to achieve this rating every year we have taken part in the survey.

For more information about Retirement Living in Kendal, please call 0800 002 1829 or visit

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