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Work begins on section of major new Market Harborough housing development

A Leicestershire-based housebuilder has started work on its portion of a major new housing development off Leicester Road.

Davidsons Homes, which has its headquarters in Ibstock, has begun work on its first phase of homes at Wellington Place. This phase constitutes the first of over 500 homes that the housebuilder will be developing on site.

The larger development, which is being constructed by a consortium of developers, will consist of about 1,500 homes, a new primary school, a local centre, a marina with a hotel and plenty of open space. The site was formerly home to RAF Lubenham.

Sales Director for Davidsons Homes’ East Midlands division, Stephanie King, said: “Years of careful planning have gone into creating this extension to Market Harborough and so it’s a great feeling to know that work is now underway at Wellington Place.

“We are building a range of Georgian and Victorian style homes which will mirror many of the existing styles of properties in Market Harborough, meaning that our homes should feel like a natural extension of the town.

“With a range of two to five-bedroom homes, we’re looking forward to helping local people get onto or move up the housing ladder. We’re inviting interested parties to register their details on our website, to make sure they get the most up to date information about this development as it’s released.”

In conjunction with Davidsons Homes’ building work, over £4.8million is being invested into Market Harborough and the surrounding area. Money will go towards police resources, primary and secondary schools, cemetery upgrades, pedestrian crossing improvements and recycling area extensions amongst other improvements to the local community.

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