Bargate Homes embarks on £13m Lovedean development

Bargate Homes embarks on £13m Lovedean development

Bargate Homes has begun work on its latest development, Norton Chase, in the East Hampshire village of Lovedean.

Spanning a 2.61ha site that straddles the boundary of East Hampshire and Havant, the project will feature 43 homes comprising a mix of one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom apartments and houses. Some 40% of these will be affordable housing.

The £13 million Norton Chase scheme is expected to be completed within approximately 22 months. This development serves as a sister project to Norton Heights, previously completed by Bargate Homes in 2018.

Positioned near Lovedean village centre, the homes in Norton Chase will be aiming for a high EPC – B rating. Key features include mixed recycling points for each house, both external and internal storage facilities, and enhanced air tightness specifications to ensure optimal energy-saving performance in compliance with current Building Regulations. The initial batch of homes is expected to be ready for occupancy by the end of 2023.

Sited near Lovedean Lane, the development will be set in 0.81ha of public open space that incorporate green buffer zones to preserve and enhance local wildlife corridors. Native tree and shrub planting will also contribute to the well-being of local bird populations. The site will include a combination of private and public open spaces, incorporating various enclosures to delineate the different areas.

The architectural design of the dwellings in Norton Chase reflects the local topography. Utilizing a single facing brick, with the addition of an alternative brick to introduce contrasting elements in houses with traditional detailing, the development achieves a harmonious blend. Select homes, particularly those positioned at key and corner locations, will benefit from flint elevations, providing visual variety and clarity to the street scene. The roofs will exhibit a simple form, characterized by reduced eaves and dormers in the primary elevations. Gables will be sparingly employed in larger dwellings, adding contrast and visual interest, in line with the architectural style prevalent in the esteemed neighbouring Norton Heights development.

Related posts