Homes to be named after two bombers
Retirements buildings to be located at old RAF site
NEW retirement homes built at a former RAF base in Ickenham will be named after two Second World War bombers.
McCarthy and Stone, who are developing land in High Road, will acknowledge the history of the location by calling two blocks Lancaster House and Lysander House after the two models of planes that secured victory for Britain in the war.
The company said it is keen to engage with communities, including schools, to make sure that important messages are not lost on children.
In the run-up to Remembrance Sunday, they invited pupils at Bishop WinningtonIngram CofE Primary School, in Ruislip, to create a time capsule, containing children’s thoughts on what they have learned about the Second World War and VE day.
Elaine Stratford, director of sales and marketing at McCarthy & Stone, said: “In Ickenham, work is now well under way on our dual retirement and assisted living development, situated on the former RAF West Ruislip site on High Road.
“As we mark 70 years since the end of the war, we wanted to pay our respects to those who fou fought in World Wa War Two by na naming our de development b buildings L Lancaster House and Lysander H House, as a fit fitting tribute to the important bomber planes which arguably secured our victory in 1945. Both names have now been approved by London Borough of Hillingdon Council.”
Lancaster House and Lysander House will provide accommodation for retired people looking to downsize in the Ickenham area, where almost 14,000 people are aged over 65.
Ms Stratford added: “We have received high levels of interest from local people.”
Construction of the new development is now under way and the first occupants are expected to move in in summer 2016.
Anyone interested in the development can call McCarthy& Stone on 0800 2014811 or see www. mccarthyandstone.co.uk.