Central Beds Council have announced the winning name of a new retirement living complex in the Dukeminster Estate.
‘Priory View’ received the most votes in an online poll on the council’s website.
The development will boast more than 80 apartments for those enjoying retirement living.
Flexible care and support services will be available on-site so residents can stay independent.
Councillor Carole Hegley said: “This is an exciting development and I am really pleased that so many members of the local community took the time to vote. Priory View is going to be a real landmark development and I can’t wait until work begins in the New Year.
“We know that older people want to live independently in their own homes for as long as possible, so it’s vital that we invest in schemes like this one and provide high quality accommodation that meets their needs.”
Work is expected to begin on site early in the New Year with the development opening in autumn 2015.
The apartments will provide stylish, spacious and adaptable accommodation for either couples or individuals and will have features that will be particularly helpful for older people, such as fully-fitted wet rooms rather than conventional bathrooms.
Within the development there will also be a number of communal facilities, including attractive gardens, a café, health and beauty facilities and hobby rooms.
Project manager Lorna Walker said: “We want the development to have a community feel – it will offer various levels of assistance.”
Margaret Luther, chair of Sheltered Housing Action Group, said: “It’s going to be really popular, demand will exceed supply.”
If you are interested in accomodation, or to find out more, visit www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk.