Two rival housing developers are working together to build and sell houses in the Nottinghamshire village of Collingham, near Newark.
Larkfleet Homes and Gusto Homes are jointly developing Collingham Brook which will eventually have a total of 80 homes – 40 from each company. 24 properties will be ‘shared ownership’ and ‘affordable rented’ homes.
Larkfleet is offering three, four and five-bedroom family homes with ten different property types at Collingham Brook. Gusto will offer one, two, three and four-bedroom homes, with five plots available to buyers who would like to customise the design of their properties.
In addition, the development will provide up to 60 ‘extra care units’ – individual homes with on-site support for people who need some assistance to continue living independently as an alternative to moving into a care home.
There will also be a development of offices and light industrial units that will bring additional employment opportunities to the village.
Steff Wright, Chief Executive of Gusto Group, said: “We obtained planning permission for development at Collingham Brook but because we are a relatively small developer it is sensible to bring in another developer such as Larkfleet. They are able to help us increase the number of houses being built and complete the development much earlier than would otherwise be possible.
“Larkfleet has proved to be an excellent partner in the project and between the two of us we will offer an excellent range of house types and options for buyers wanting to live in Collingham.”
Daryl Kirkland, Land Director at Larkfleet Homes, said: “The historic village of Collingham is proving attractive to home buyers because it offers an array of amenities including three churches, three pubs, a post office, medical centre, pharmacy, dentist, takeaways, butchers and convenience stores, library and a primary school. There are regular train and bus services to Lincoln and Newark.”
Work has already started on site and the first residents are set to move in during the summer.
Image: (from left) Jerome Wright, Managing Director of Gusto, Steff Wright, Chief Executive of Gusto Group, and Daryl Kirkland of Larkfleet Homes on site at Collingham Brook.