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Julius Caesar leaves his mark on Deal

More than 2,000 years since first stepping foot in Britain, Julius Caesar has left his mark on Deal… in the form of a scheme for the over 55’s.

The scheme, located on Mongeham Road, has been awardedJulius Caesar Leaves His Mark On Deal its name as the result of a close partnership between the scheme’s developer, Orbit Homes, and Hornbeam Primary School which is situated next door to the development.

Orbit Homes ran a competition with the school for students to suggest names for the independent living scheme for over 55’s. Year 5 student, Christopher Reoch, was the competition’s lucky winner after suggesting the name ‘Caesar Court’ as a nod to the Roman commander’s alleged landing on the beach in 55 BC. Christopher was awarded a certificate of achievement and WH Smiths voucher as a prize for his winning suggestion, which was presented to him during a school assembly earlier this week.

Bob Russell, Senior Contracts Manager, Orbit Homes commented: “It’s great to get Hornbeam Primary School involved with Caesar Court. This is the second time we have included the school in the project since development began – back in the summer the students produced some artwork for us to display around the outside of the site. We’ll continue to look for opportunities to keep the school and the wider community involved.

“We were impressed by the quality of the entries received – the children had obviously done their research.”

Once complete, Caesar Court will be a real community hub with a number of its facilities open to the public – including a coffee shop, restaurant and hairdressers.

The scheme, which will be for those aged 55 plus, will comprise 81 apartments available for a mix of rent and shared ownership.

Caesar Court is due for completion in summer 2015 and is being constructed by Denne Construction, a Bouygues-UK company, on behalf of Orbit Homes. On completion, Orbit Independent Living will be responsible for the scheme’s on-going management. Caesar Court received in excess of £2million funding from the Homes and Communities Agency.

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