Schools, health services and community facilities will share more than £500,000 as a direct result of new homes being built in Basildon.
Laindon-based Redrow is committed to ensuring the sustainability of its forthcoming development, St Nicholas Mews in Ballards Walk, and has pledged investment in the local community.
Kerry Jenkins, sales director for Redrow Homes (Eastern), said:
“Helping to address the housing shortage by providing much-needed new homes is our core business, but in doing so we also make significant contributions to those communities for the benefit of both existing residents and our customers. For example, our St Nicholas Mews development will support schools and health services, plus we’ll make a donation to the community hall and create a play area.”
The lion’s share of investment in the surrounding neighbourhood, £477,812, will be go towards education provision. Subway works have been allocated £50,745 and health services £29,058. A play area will be created as part of the development, plus £21,289 will be donated to the community hall.
St Nicholas Mews will eventually feature a total of 115 brand new three and four-bedroom homes.
Launching in spring, from Temme English estate agents in Basildon, potential purchasers will be able to view plans for the venture and reserve a property ‘off-plan’ before a show home opens on site later in the year.
More than 500 people have already expressed an interest in the homes.
Steve English, from Temme English, said:
“Demand for housing in and around Basildon is high and so we’re looking forward to working with Redrow to promote St Nicholas Mews. The development will be a welcome addition to the local housing market, offering the perfect blend of Arts & Crafts inspired architecture and high specification modern interiors. Those who reserve early on will not only be able to have the pick of the properties, but the beauty of buying a brand new home is that they will be able to customise the interior to their own personal taste.”