Lovell selected for £7.9m residential and commercial scheme bringing homes and business boost to South Norfolk.
Big Sky Developments — a company owned by South Norfolk Council — has appointed housing developer Lovell to deliver a £7.9m scheme to create 50 much-needed new homes and 800m2 of commercial space in the village of Long Stratton, South Norfolk.
Construction recently got under way on the Maple Park development which will create 50 two-, three- and four-bedroom homes and a modern office block on land close to South Norfolk Council’s offices in Swan Lane. The new homes include five affordable homes with the other properties available for open market sale through Big Sky Developments.
The scheme, set for completion in autumn 2017, has been carefully designed by to complement and enhance its surroundings and follows extensive consultation with the local community.
There will also be a range of high-quality homes — 42 houses, six bungalows and two flats — suitable for single people, couples and families. The development is within walking distance of shops, schools, the local medical centre and other community facilities including Long Stratton Leisure Centre, in the popular village, 10 miles south of Norwich.
Councillor John Fuller, leader of South Norfolk Council, commented: “I am really excited that work on Maple Park has started. The development will bring enormous benefits to the local community, including employment, affordable housing and a range of office space to suit businesses of all sizes.”
Lovell regional director Simon Medler added: “Imaginative developments of this kind ensure that flourishing communities such as Long Stratton continue to thrive and grow. Our team has a strong record of delivering high-quality affordable and open market homes, as well as smart, modern business accommodation. We’re delighted to be working with Big Sky Developments on this important community scheme, using our expertise in constructing residential and commercial premises built and finished to the highest standards.”
The new development will be built using a steel frame construction method which delivers high standards of build-quality and energy efficiency and reduced construction times, as well as minimising waste.