Keepmoat Homes has exchanged contracts to purchase a 300-home site on phase 2 of the new Northstowe town in Cambridgeshire
Contracts have been exchanged on the Northstowe site between Keepmoat Homes and Homes England.
Keepmoat is the second homebuilder to be appointed to build on Homes England land at this phase of the new town, where 3,500 new homes including 1,000 town centre apartments will be developed.
The new housing scheme will feature a mix of one and two-bedroom apartments and two, three and four-bedroom houses, and will be designed to the Nationally Described Space Standard using sustainable and modern construction methods.
Keepmoat Homes will offer a variety of purchase options on the site including open market, affordable rent, as well as discounted market sale with South Cambridgeshire Council.
Planning permission has been submitted to South Cambridgeshire District Council to build 300 new homes on the Northstowe site, along with community spaces, play areas, quiet gardens, and a retail unit.
‘Sustainable, MMC homes’
Michael O’Farrell, regional managing director at Keepmoat Homes, said: “We’re thrilled to have exchanged contracts on this exciting project in Northstowe and be working in partnership with Homes England to bring much-needed homes to the area.
“This is our fourth site in the region with Homes England and is another flagship development for us.
“Our plans are to deliver these new homes using modern construction methods and, working with key industry partners, we aim to provide homes which are both energy efficient and environmentally friendly.
“We’re committed to providing new homes that support a range of buyers, and the variety that will be available at Northstowe will help a lot of people achieve their dream of owning a new home.”
Mike Goulding, project director for Homes England, added: “We’re pleased to welcome Keepmoat as our second developer on Homes England land at Northstowe.
“Keepmoat’s commitment to creating sustainable homes for everyone using MMC is central to our ambitions for phase 2 of this new town for Cambridgeshire and we look forward to seeing this new neighbourhood at Northstowe grow.”
Work is due to start on site in autumn 2021 and the first homes will be available in the spring of 2022.