St. Modwen inks development agreement to deliver Oxfordshire housing project

WCN Editorial Team 7 Jun 2017 EUROPE BUILDINGS

UK-based developer St. Modwen has signed a long-term development agreement to deliver up to 1,500 new homes at Crab Hill in Wantage, South Oxfordshire in the UK.

St. Modwen will serve as the landowners' development partner for the project, and will carry out associated infrastructure works through its housebuilding arm St. Modwen Homes.

The overall project, which obtained outline planning consent in July 2015, will also deliver a new primary school, a neighbourhood centre including pub/restaurant and local retail accommodation, sports pitches, employment space as well as community amenities. The project has been designed by Open, an Edinburgh-based architect.

St. Modwen group residential director Guy Gusterson said: "Crab Hill is one of the South-East's most significant strategic housing projects.

"Due to the location, scale and the inherent qualities of the site it represents a great opportunity to develop a high quality, mixed-use scheme that lends itself perfectly to St. Modwen's ability to sympathetically regenerate sites in order to create new communities that enhance both the environment and the local and broader economy.

“This is an extensive project that will take around 10 to 15 years to complete and necessitates a phased approach to delivery.”

St. Modwen Homes already submitted detailed planning application for the first phase of the project, which will include 150 homes, Gusterson said.

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