Assisted living development being built in Lisle Lane Ely take their name from local nature reserve

03rd January 2017

A new development of 57 retirement homes in Ely is to be named after the city’s stunning Roswell Pits nature reserve.

Developers McCarthy and Stone have revealed the name, Roslyn Court, for their assisted living scheme being built on the former G&J Peck Site in Lisle Lane.

They also unveiled computer generated artist impressions of what the homes will look like at the compromise site, which the firm chose after failing to win a battle to build a similar scheme on a site off Cambridge Road.

Award-winning McCarthy and Stone worked with The Ely Society to select the name, which has now been confirmed by East Cambridgeshire District Council.

Kevin Evans, chairman of The Ely Society, said: “We were delighted to join forces with McCarthy and Stone in naming their new development, and ‘Roslyn Court’ certainly pays tribute to Ely’s heritage.”

Construction is set to commence this month and will see 57 one and two bedroom apartments built to provide accommodation for the over 70s. The properties will be available to buy from September 2017.

Cheryl Bissett, regional sales and marketing director at McCarthy and Stone East Midlands, said: “It’s hugely important that all our developments have a name that in some way links back to the heritage of the local area. We wanted a suggestion that would resonate with both our future homeowners and Ely locals, ‘Roslyn Court’ heralds the nearby nature reserve, which will no doubt be a real point of interest for our community when complete.”