Developments #23 | Updates on projects across the UK

Developments #23 | Updates on projects across the UK

PHPD’s regular whistle-stop tour around the UK, looking at the latest ‘developments’ on new-build developments.
Header Image| Create Homes, The Paddocks

Create Homes | The Paddocks, Longton, Nr Preston
‘The Paddocks’ in Longton has been announced as Create Homes fifth residential development in South Ribble. Create Homes has acquired its fifth housing development in South Ribble, following the successful completion of their two sites in Inskip; Ash Meadows and St Petersfield’s.

Situated on the old Equestrian Centre in Longton, four miles from Preston, The Paddocks is a rural development of nine executive properties, providing a mix of three-, four- and five-bedroom detached homes.

The development has been designed to offer large plots, provide spacious living, both inside and out, with countryside views. The Paddocks will include Create Homes’ house types the ‘Bowgreave’ and the ‘Sowerby’, as well as the newest style house to be added to the Create Homes portfolio, the ‘Brock’. Find out more…


Cala HomesCALA Homes | Edinburgh
Planning permission has been approved for the re-development of a former school for the blind in central Edinburgh into 49 homes. The original C listed Victorian school building, formerly Edinburgh’s Royal Blind School at Craigmillar Park, has been left empty since closure in 2014.

Plans were initially submitted by CALA Homes in December 2018 but were later revised following extensive community consultation to reduce building heights, reconfigure key blocks and change some of the materials used.

Craig Lynes, Land Director with CALA Homes (East), said: “We’ve worked closely with neighbours over the past three years to ensure we create a site that brings benefit to the local area. Naturally, we’re thrilled that our plans for this important building have been approved and we’re looking forward to returning the Royal Blind School back to its former glory. We’ve carefully considered our proposals so that we can create a development which quickly becomes part of the fabric and adds to the area.” Find out more…


Cllr Johnson Situ, Kate Davies and Greg Hill

Hill | Aylesbury Estate, Southwark
Work has begun on the first 229 Notting Hill Genesis homes of the Aylesbury regeneration project, being developed by Hill. The site, known as Package A, is being developed by Hill and is part of the first development site, in Albany Road, which in total will feature more than 800 homes, a new public square, a community centre and two new parks.

Greg Hill, Deputy Chief Executive of Hill, said: “We’re delighted to be partnering with Notting Hill Genesis and Southwark Council on the delivery of the Aylesbury Estate. This exciting and complex project will bring high quality new homes and substantial community investment to the area. As a housebuilder, we understand the importance of community investment and we strive to continue our innovative collaborations with like-minded partners to build in the areas that will benefit the most.” Find out more…


BellwayBellway |Hartshorne
Building work is underway at a new housing development in Hartshorne where Bellway is delivering a selection of 116 homes. The development, which is set to open its doors to the public this autumn, will comprise a range of two-, three- and four-bedroom properties.

Marie Richards, Sales Director for Bellway West Midlands, said: “Building work is well underway on our new homes in Hartshorne, and we are looking forward to welcoming people to the development in a few months’ time. There is a growing demand for new homes in Derbyshire, so we have worked hard to design a development to help meet this need.” Find out more…


Catalyst Homes | Southall Village, West London
Catalyst Homes has launched its latest phase of homes at Southall Village, a new community in the heart of Southall, West London. The new two- and three-bedroom parkside homes face onto the new park, an open space rich with mature trees and attractive planting.

Joe Farrington, Area Sales Manager for Catalyst Homes commented: “Demand has been extremely high for the homes at Southall Village from people looking to become part of this brand new community within Southall and also benefit from the great connectivity that Crossrail will provide. The homes have been designed to a high specification and have large windows which allow you to make the most of the setting.”

In addition to a new park there will be private courtyards and ‘home zones’ offering semi-communal space for play and cycle storage. A Help to Buy weekend will be held on Saturday 10thand Sunday 11thAugust. Find out more…


The team behind the Balgate development (L-R): Mark MacLennan, Allan Summers, Jubayar Khan, Claire Dolan, Ewan MacGregor, Rhona Donnelly, Gail Matheson, Paul Brown, Dougal Murray, Janice Reid , John McHardy

Highland Housing Alliance | Balgate, Kiltarlity
A 92-home development has been successfully delivered by the Highland Housing Alliance following the final handover of seven homes. Delivered by the Highland Housing Alliance, the development, which is situated 12 miles west of Inverness, comprises a range of privately owned, shared equity, affordable and mid-market rental homes. Construction on the site began in Dec 2013.

The development includes 22 mid-market rental properties – a form of rental agreement which allows tenants to pay rent levels below current private market costs. The Kiltarlity development, which was delivered in partnership with The Highland Council, Scottish Government, Ark Estates, WGC (Scotland) Ltd and Trail Architects, forms part of a number of wider mixed tenure developments administered by HHA in the Highlands.

Gail Matheson, Chief Executive at Highland Housing Alliance, said: “Highland Housing Alliance is pleased to handover the final phase of seven new homes for shared equity to The Highland Council. This completes the Balgate Mill site, formerly owned by Ark Estates, seeing a total of 92 homes delivered since construction began.” Find out more…


Stuart Smallman, Project Manager at Onward Homes; Lin Powell, Head of Development at Onward Homes; Mike Macauley, Commercial Manager for Construction;  Dave Guy, Project Manager; Craig Riley, Senior Quantity Surveyor (all Crossfield Group)

Crossfield Group | North west England
Work has begun on the latest of four schemes which will see the delivery of 65 affordable homes across the North West in a contract worth a total of £6.2m. Liverpool-based construction and development company, Crossfield Group, is working with housing provider Onward, to create the apartments for the affordable rental sector in Widnes, Liverpool, Cheshire and Wirral.

Groundbreaking recently took place at the largest of the four schemes, at Prenton Dell, Wirral, where Crossfield Group will deliver 28 quality two-bedroom apartments in the project, worth £2.8m. Also currently underway are projects to deliver 12 apartments in a £1.2m, three-storey development on Buckland Street, in Aigburth, Liverpool. At Albert Road in Widnes a £1.2m project will see the demolition of a derelict former public house and the creation of 13 new apartments. Groundbreaking is imminent on a scheme to create 12 apartments in a £1m project at Old Liberal in Winsford, also in partnership with Onward. Find out more…



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