THE GROUNDWORK has started on the former Hawkesbury Golf Course to build 204 properties, including 101 affordable homes.
The £42million development – being undertaken by Vistry Partnerships East Midlands – will see the affordable homes operated by Platform Housing and the rests will be sold on the open market by Linden Homes.
Brindley Edge on the 25-acre site is being delivered as part of Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council’s 2031 growth plan.
It will also encompass open spaces, sustainability, clever landscaping and community.
The scheme will consist of two, three and four-bedroom homes with a small mix of one and two-bedroom maisonettes.
Approximately 12acres of land within the development is reserved for a community centre, allotments, BMX track, an orchard and open spaces for local residents.
The area is well served by local walkways, cycle paths and public transport with Coventry and Bedworth railway station close by while easy access to the M69, M6 and A444 provides links to Coventry, Nuneaton and the wider Midlands.
Andy Reynolds, Regional Managing Director for Vistry Partnerships East Midlands said he was pleased to be working in partnership with Platform Housing to build new, sustainable and affordable homes over the next four years.
“This project adds to the growing portfolio of developments which the borough council has planned to increase the amount of social housing available in Hawkesbury and the surrounding areas.
“We’re committed to working with Platform and the local Borough to produce high efficiency homes whilst also bringing local jobs in construction to the area of Hawkesbury.”
Ian Clyde, Regional Project Manager for Platform Housing added: “It’s strong partnerships like the one we enjoy with Vistry that enable us to provide so many affordable homes for people that really need them.
“Working alongside them and the local authority means we can offer a high standard of living in this prime location, along with extending the support we offer in forming strong communities.”