Kier Living has been chosen as the residential development partner by Homes England to deliver a £200m community of 750 new homes on a 48-hectare site in Northamptonshire, UK.
The development programme will be taken up in three phases and 250 homes will be constructed in each phase. Work will begin on site in April 2018.
The site will feature a range of community facilities, including a primary school, medical centre and pharmacy, leisure facilities, and office and retail space.
The new site is expected to help fulfil the government’s ambition to deliver 300,000 new homes a year and address regional need.
According to the ‘Homes Truths’ report of the National Housing Federation, there is a shortfall of 25,000 homes built in the East Midlands between 2012 and 2016.
Kier Living executive director John Anderson said: “I am delighted that Kier Living has been chosen by Homes England as their preferred delivery partner for such an important development of 750 new homes, a school and other valuable community facilities, including 180 affordable homes, at a time of such ongoing market need.
“Experts estimate that we need around 300,000 new homes a year across the UK to keep up with demand, and with such a strong public and political determination to build more homes I’m encouraged that the DPP framework is being used to bring projects to fruition in an effective timeframe.
“Sites like this underpin our strategic goals to build 4,000 new homes per annum by 2021. A project of this scale also gives us tremendous scope to provide strong opportunities for local companies across the supply chain, to provide local jobs, and importantly to offer training and employment programmes to help bring young people from across Northamptonshire into our industry.”
Homes England general manager for the south east Paul Kitson said: “Building on our successful long-term development of the Upton scheme in the south west district, we are looking forward to working with Kier and the local community to create a high-quality development in an area of Northampton that is experiencing increasing demand for new homes.”