A retirement home, which is being built on the site of the former MGM film studios, will be named Goldwyn House.

The name has been chosen as a tribute to the Metro Goldywn Mayor studios, which were situated in Studio Way, Borehamwood.

The development by McCarthy and Stone will feature a range of one and two bedroom apartments as well as a sociable club lounge.

An estates manager will take care of the day-to-day running of the development; and 24 hour emergency call points will provide added peace-of-mind and security.

Originally established at Denham Film Studios in 1936, MGM acquired the Borehamwood site during the Second World War. They continued their film success on Studio Way until the site was closed in 1970.

MGM produced many films including Ivanhoe (1952), The Dirty Dozen (1967) and 2001: Space Odyssey (1968).

Stephen Rolt, sales and marketing director at McCarthy and Stone North London, said: “Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in Borehamwood was a hive of activity. We thought it would make a fitting tribute to name our new development after the film and television studios, as we also hope Goldwyn House will prove to be an integral part of the Borehamwood community.

"With the construction of the development underway, we are looking forward to the launch of Goldwyn House this year.

“We appreciate that our responsibility is not only increase the provision of high quality purpose-built age-exclusive properties, but also to create positive legacy in the communities which we build.

"We hope the legacy of the MGM Film Studio will live-on in this impressive new development.”