A new housing development in Scarborough has been named Savile Court in honour of broadcasting legend Sir Jimmy Savile.
The star famously held the town in such high regard that he spent much of his time here and was buried in Woodlands Cemetery following his death last year.
The Later Living development that will now bear his name is in North Marine Road on the former Cricketers pub site.
Fiona Brooks, regional sales and marketing director for McCarthy & Stone, explained: “We always try to find names for our developments that have meaning locally, and there could be no better fit for Scarborough than Savile Court.
“Sir Jimmy Savile loved Scarborough as much as Scarborough loved him, 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 Sir Jimmy would have very much appreciated.”
His niece, Amanda McKenna, accepted the naming plaque on his behalf, saying: “It’s a real honour that McCarthy & Stone has decided to name its new development after my uncle.
“I feel immensely proud, as I’m sure he would have done too.
“Scarborough is his home forever now, and I could not be more delighted at the affection the town and its people still have for him. Savile Court is a great way to ensure that sentiment carries on long into the future, and I cannot thank McCarthy & Stone enough for this gesture.”
Apartments will be available to buy off plan in October 2012, with first occupations taking place by March 2013.