Living Space Housing has commenced construction at the Hawkesbury ‘canal village’ scheme, located in the Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough of Warwickshire. The 72-acre redevelopment project has a projected GDV of £115m.
Living Space’s remit is to undertake circa £3m of enabling works, infrastructure, and the construction of new community facilities. PLC housebuilder Vistry Group will then deliver the first phase of housing at the site, which consists of 204 homes across a total of 32-acres. Vistry Group purchased the land with detailed planning consent from Living Space’s sister company Terra earlier this year for an undisclosed sum. The strategic land company has a live planning application lodged for the second phase of 296 homes.
Steve Davies, Managing Director of Living Space Housing said: “We are thrilled to be delivering the infrastructure works and community facilities to kick-start development at this strategic site in the village of Hawkesbury. The scheme will have a transformative effect on the local area and provide significant community benefits for north Warwickshire.
“The cycle routes and pathways that we will be constructing will create new linkages with Coventry, which is only five miles away. The community building will be an ideal space to enable local people to come together, and we will also be erecting extensive new facilities specifically for young children and teenagers.”