Housebuilder appointed for first new homes at Mindenhurst
Skanska, the construction and development partner responsible for the redevelopment of the Princess Royal Barracks in Deepcut, Surrey, has announced which housebuilder will take ownership of the first phase of residential works at its Mindenhurst site.
CALA Homes is the successful bidder for the first tranche of land and is poised to deliver 215 new properties on-site in the near future. The housing provider must first submit an in-depth planning application to Surrey Heath Borough Council however. Subject to planning approval, construction could begin as early as 2018.
According to Skanska, the first phase of homes at Mindenhurst will offer two- to five-bedroom households, ideal for first-time buyers, growing families and those looking to downsize.
For the uninitiated, Mindenhurst is a brand new neighbourhood for the village of Deepcut, to be situated on the site of the former Princess Royal Barracks. An approximate 1,200 homes are planned in addition to local amenities such as a new primary school.
Skanska will deliver Mindenhurst on behalf of the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), with each phase of new homes allocated to an individual housebuilder. Further phases will be up for grabs as the scheme progresses.
“The selection of the housebuilder partner to deliver the first new homes is a key milestone for this project,” said Tony Pantling, Development Director at Skanska. “This first phase is particularly significant as it sets the tone for the emerging community here at Mindenhurst and we are very much looking forward to seeing our vision, as laid out in the masterplan, come to fruition.”
DIO Deputy Head of Estates, Wendy Ivess-Mash, added: “This is a momentous phase in the redevelopment of the site, following many years of MOD ownership. We welcome the involvement of CALA in delivering the first phase of new homes, which will support the formation of a vibrant new community.”
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