New Retirement Living development in Waltham Abbey visited by MP

Waltham Abbey - Ground Breaking - North London

The MP for Epping Forest, Dame Eleanor Laing, donned a hard hat to help lay the building blocks of McCarthy and Stone’s new Lionheart Court Retirement Living development on Sewardstone Road in Waltham Abbey.

The VIP guest joined McCarthy and Stone’s Managing Director for North London, Andrew Wickett, and Sales Manager James Luton, to take a closer look at development plans and lay a date brick to mark the start of construction.

Lionheart Court will eventually comprise a stylish collection of one and two bedroom privately-owned Retirement Living apartments exclusively designed for the over 60s.  Apartments will be available to reserve off plan in Summer 2020 with first occupations expected in November 2020.

Dame Eleanor Laing MP commented: “It was a pleasure to visit the site of McCarthy and Stone’s new development in Waltham Abbey, and to see how the build programme is progressing.  It was a great opportunity to meet the site team, most of whom live in the area and are very conscious of being good neighbours during construction.  We also discussed plans to help all those who move into the new homes to integrate into the local community, as well as how McCarthy and Stone could possibly lend its support to community projects.”  

Lionheart Court will provide an ideal downsizing option for retirees seeking the privacy and independence that comes with owning your own home, but with additional help and support on-hand if required in the form of a dedicated House Manager, who will oversee the day-to-day running of the development.

All of the apartments will be fitted-out to the highest specification to include a modern kitchen with integrated appliances, spacious and open-plan living areas, and stylish en-suite bathrooms.

There will also be ample communal space including a spacious Club lounge, perfect for socialising with new neighbours, stunning landscaped gardens, and a handy guest suite for when family and friends come to stay. Built with security in mind, there will be a camera entry system to the development, and all apartments will be equipped with 24-hour emergency call points.

Andrew Wickett, Managing Director at McCarthy and Stone North London comments: “We are delighted Dame Eleanor Laing MP was able to take the time to visit our Waltham Abbey site.

“McCarthy and Stone is committed to designing flexible 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.”

Located in the traditional market town of Waltham Abbey, all those who move to Lionheart Court will be able to benefit from an extensive range of shops, restaurants and essential amenities nearby. For those who enjoy spending time outdoors, the development is within close proximity of Lee Valley Country Park and Epping Forest.

More than nine out of ten customers would recommend McCarthy and Stone to a friend, ensuring it has received the full Five Star award for customer satisfaction from the Home Builders Federation for 14 years’ running.  McCarthy and Stone is the only UK housebuilder of any size or type to achieve this accolade for 14 years, which is every year the awards have been run.

For more information about McCarthy and Stone and Retirement Living in Waltham Abbey, call 0800 201 4811 or visit