Developer announces that first sales have begun at 2,000-unit regeneration development at former DIO Arborfield Garrison site in Berkshire.
Crest Nicholson has launched its new £600 million Garden Village scheme, Arborfield Green; the regeneration of the former Arborfield Garrison in Berkshire into a significant new community of 2,000 homes. The developer was appointed as the Development Manager for the former Arborfield Garrison site by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), the estates arm of the Ministry of Defence, in April 2013.
As long term custodian of the development, Crest Nicholson will be responsible for delivering the Arborfield Green vision over the next 12-15 years on behalf of the DIO. Once complete, the development will provide all of the associated facilities and infrastructure required to support a sustainable and thriving new community. This will include 2,000 new homes, 62 ha of new public space, new primary and secondary schools, a library, gym, retail and hospitality units and a new community centre.
The off-plan sales launch of Arborfield Green took place on 21st May at Haslams Estate Agents in Reading.
Chris Tinker, Board Director at Crest Nicholson, commented: “We are excited to be launching our latest regeneration project, a multimillion pound 2,000-unit scheme on the site of a former garrison. The development will create much needed new homes and community space for the local area, as well as new jobs, retail and hospitality units to boost the local economy. Arborfield Green will follow the design and community philosophies of the Garden City movement, however tailored to a more rural village scale and character.”
The development includes a number of local road and junction improvements, including an extension to the Nine Mile Ride and contributions to enable the delivery of the Arborfield Relief Road. The Nine Mile Ride extension will enable the planned new Secondary School, being delivered by Wokingham Council, to open in time for the first property completions in September 2016.