Galliford Try Partnerships has been appointed as project manager by Eastleigh Borough Council for its development of more than 1,400 new homes and related infrastructure in Horton Heath, England.
The site for the development has been purchased by the council that already has outline planning consent for the construction of 1,400 new homes. It is bordered by Burnetts Lane, Allington Lane, and Chalcroft Business Park
Pursuant to the agreement, Galliford Try Partnerships will assume the role of master developer on behalf of the council and provide necessary planning services to bring the site forward. It will also act as project manager for the construction of key elements of the infrastructure works.
Galliford Try Partnerships said that the new development model allows the council to take a direct role in delivering the new homes in the borough, which will accelerate the delivery of new homes for local people.
The project management services agreement between Galliford Try Partnerships and Eastleigh Borough Council is set to last for four years.
Galliford Try Partnerships CEO Stephen Teagle said: “We are very pleased to have developed this partnership with Eastleigh Borough Council and we look forward to using our regeneration expertise to support the Council in delivering its aspirations for the site.
“As a business, we always look to establish strong relationships that support our partners to meet their objectives, and this innovative delivery model is an excellent example of a long-term commitment to a Local Authority partner, prioritising homes for local people.”
Councillor Keith House, the leader of Eastleigh Borough Council, said: “We are delighted to appoint Galliford Try Partnerships as our long-term project manager to work with us on this major new development.
“There is significant added value by the Council being actively involved as it guarantees infrastructure is delivered early, ensures a high quality development and means the mix of tenures really does meet the needs of local people such as affordable housing, market rent and family homes.”