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Kier chosen for £200m Northamptonshire development of 750 homes

Homes England has chosen Kier Living as their residential development partner to deliver a major £200m community of 750 new homes on a 48-hectare site in Hardingstone, Northamptonshire.

Work starts on site in April 2018, with a three-phase development programme of 250 units per phase.  The site will also boast a wide range of community facilities including a new primary school, medical centre and pharmacy, leisure facilities, as well as office and retail space.

The new site helps with the Government’s ambition to deliver 300,000 new homes a year and address regional need, with the National Housing Federation’s ‘Homes Truths’ report revealing a shortfall of 25,000 homes built in the East Midlands between 2012 – 2016.

John Anderson, executive director of Kier Living, 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.”

Paul Kitson, General Manager for the South East at Homes England, 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.”