Barratt selected to deliver 300 new homes in Macclesfield, UK

WCN Editorial Team 31 Jul 2020 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Homes England, the government’s housing agency, has selected Barratt and David Wilson Homes North West as its preferred developer to deliver 300 new homes in Macclesfield, UK.

The project, which will provide a wide range of open market and affordable homes, will be built at the former King’s School campus site that was acquired by Homes England in August 2018.

Barratt and David Wilson Homes North West will collaborate with housing association Torus, which will also transform the school building, Fence House, on the site into apartments for market sale.

Barratt and David Wilson Homes North West managing director Robert Holbrook said: "We are delighted to be working in partnership with Homes England and Torus to deliver high-quality new Homes in Macclesfield."

Earlier this week, the project secured full planning approval and construction of homes will begin once when work is completed on the new school campus that is scheduled to be opened for the 2020/21 academic year.

Holbrook added: "We will be retaining the heritage of King’s School through the refurbishment of the main school building, which will be converted into apartments, complemented by the development of 273 new homes.

"The development will offer spacious homes alongside plenty of green spaces and local amenities, meaning it’s perfect for a variety of buyers.”

The project will offer 30% affordable housing, 20% more than the outline planning permission is required. The site will now feature 90 affordable homes rather than 34.

Homes England chief land and development officer Stephen Kinsella said: "This is a significant step forward for the development of Fence Avenue, where our innovative approach has demonstrated our ability to intervene in the market and unlock land for new homes while facilitating the school’s ambitions for its new campus.

"We’re pleased to appoint Barratt and David Wilson Homes as the developer, who along with Torus will provide a range of homes for the people of Macclesfield, with a significantly higher proportion of affordable housing that originally anticipated."

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Barratt to deliver 300 new homes in Macclesfield, UK. (Credit: Crown copyright)

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