UK-based construction firm Durkan has secured planning consent for the development of 293 new homes in St Neots, Cambridgeshire in England.

The project is part of the strategic expansion of Cambridgeshire’s largest town, which is being developed by Urban & Civic, delivering 2,800 new homes and also forms part of the major Wintringham development.

After working with Huntingdonshire District Council and other stakeholders for the last 15 months, Durkan has now got its plans finalised.

As part of the plan, in the next five years, the construction company will develop and deliver a mix of 293 one- to four-bedroom homes on a 14.37-acre site.

The new homes and apartments are claimed to be of high-quality design and will be carefully integrated into the landscape.

Durkan said that 30% of the new homes will be allocated under affordable housing. The show complex is expected to open in early 2022 and the first homes will be ready for occupation by the summer of the same year.

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Durkan managing director Bill Beyzade said: “We’re delighted to be playing a part in the vital Wintringham development, particularly in such a key area of the site.

“Durkan has always prided itself on building homes of the highest quality and we will bring that focus to Wintringham, working to provide the best possible development for new residents and the wider area.

“It also marks a significant milestone for our growing housebuilding division, and will give us a platform to acquire further developments in the surrounding areas.”

The new development is claimed to form the gateway to Wintringham, as it is located at a key entrance point, next to a new primary school and a landscaped civic square.

The civic square will offer public space between Durkan homes and the shops, offices, community and health facilities that are expected to be developed in the future.

As per Durkan, its agreement with Urban & Civic to develop the parcel of land was its fourth land deal after announcing the scaling up of its land acquisition activities last year.


Durkan to build a 293-unit housing project in St Neots, Cambridgeshire in England. (Credit: Durkan Limited.)