Committed to selecting a title which would have significance within the local community, the leading developer took its inspiration from Mr Wainwright who is renowned for his famous seven-volume Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells which he compiled between 1952 and 1966.

Among his 40 plus other books, the Coast to Coast Walk, a 192-mile long-distance footpath devised by Wainwright, still remains popular today.

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Fiona Brooks, Regional Sales and Marketing Director at McCarthy & Stone, commented: “We always try to find names for our developments that have meaning locally, and there could be no better fit for Kendal than Wainwright Court. Alfred Wainwright really loved the fells of the Lake District and we really wanted to recognise that life-long devotion by providing a fitting lasting tribute to his memory.

“McCarthy & Stone developments are designed especially to allow those in their later years the independence to enjoy the very best that life has to offer, and we believe that this is something Mr Wainwright would have very much appreciated.”

When complete, Wainwright Court will provide 60 one and two bedroom Assisted Living apartments on Webb View, off Burneside Road, designed exclusively for people who are looking to make the most out of the freedom that retirement can offer.

Offering the independence of retaining home ownership while living in an environment specifically designed for those reaching their later years, McCarthy & Stone’s Assisted Living developments bridge the gap between conventional retirement developments and residential care, by offering flexible care and support packages, including domestic assistance, that make life that little bit easier.

Facilities include a shared lounge, an on-site restaurant, guest suite, laundry room and two lifts. A dedicated estate manager ensures the smooth running of the development and staff are on site 24 hours a day. There is also a security entrance system plus 24-hour emergency call points to provide peace of mind for both residents and their families. All properties are low maintenance and energy efficient.

Conveniently located on Webb View, off Burneside Road, just a short distance from the centre of Kendal in the South of the picturesque Lake District, the new development is situated near to all local shops and amenities. The purpose built apartments will provide homeowners with a manageable and secure living environment, whilst giving them the additional peace of mind of always having a helping hand close-by.

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