Leading retirement housebuilder, McCarthy and Stone, who currently have a Retirement Living development under construction, Banks Place on Moormead Road in Wroughton, in partnership with Richard James estate agents, have gifted a Christmas tree to help spread some festive joy to Ellendune Centre shoppers.

Thanks to their sponsorship, the 25 foot Norway Spruce Christmas tree is now pride of place ready for the various Christmas fayres and community activities that will take place at the centre throughout December.

Cllr Steve Harcourt, Chairman of Wroughton Parish Council, comments: “We’re extremely grateful to McCarthy and Stone and to Richard James estate agents for their generosity in helping us to install this magnificent tree – it looks beautiful and can be admired by everyone in the village. Without the support of companies such as these, Christmas at the Ellendune wouldn’t be the same!”

Kim Caldwell, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for McCarthy and Stone, said: “Christmas is a time when communities like Wroughton really come into their own and celebrate. We were pleased to be able to join in the festivities and we hope the tree will get everyone who visits the centre into the Christmas spirit.

“We’re very much looking forward to becoming an integrated part of the community in Wroughton as we prepare for the opening of our new Banks Place development next year.”

Construction at McCarthy and Stone’s planned Retirement Living development, at the site of the former Ivy Hotel, on Moormead Road is now well underway, with the first homeowners expected to move in from summer 2018.

Aimed exclusively at those aged 60 and over, Banks Place will compromise of 38 one and two bedroom luxury apartments, and will feature a homeowner’s lounge - ideal for socialising with friends and neighbours, beautifully landscaped gardens; and a fantastic guest suite for when visitors come and stay.

For more information about McCarthy and Stone’s Banks Place development in Wroughton please contact McCarthy and Stone on 0800 201 4739, or visit www.mccarthyandstone.co.uk or pop in to Richard James Estate Agents.