Elan Homes has acquired its fourth new homes site in Lancashire with work now underway in Goosnargh to redevelop land that was formerly part of the grounds of a hospital.
The company has acquired a 3.35 acre site along Henry Littler Way – part of the former Whittingham Hospital, which closed in 1995 and is being redeveloped to provide hundreds of homes – under the stewardship of the landowner, Homes England.
Philip Palmer, Land Director for Elan Homes in the North explained: “The land we’re developing forms part of a much larger scheme to redevelop the former hospital site and deliver much needed new homes as identified by Preston City Council’s adopted Local Plan. Homes England had a specific agenda to target SME developers like Elan for parts of the scheme and our offer was successful following a competitive land bid process.”
Groundworks have taken place and construction of the homes is due to start this summer.
At Goosnargh, along with the new family homes, Elan will create a wildflower meadow, helping to create homes for nature and an outdoor space residents can enjoy, set amongst an ecological bat house, seeking to improve the biodiversity credentials of the new neighbourhood.
Marie Morris, Sales Director for Elan Homes in the North, added: “Our new development in Goosnargh is a further indication of our commitment to Lancashire.
“There is a particular demand in the local area for larger family homes with gardens and off-street parking and this development successfully meets those needs.
“With electric vehicle charging points and great commuter links, we are confident these homes will be popular with commuting professionals and families who want to benefit from village life.”