A new housing development in Market Harborough is beginning to take shape following successful build progress at the site since construction work restarted in May.Davidsons Homes South Midlands began building at Lubenham View, a development of 135 new homes off Lubenham Hill, earlier this year but work was paused in March due to the nationwide lockdown.
Since returning to the site with new safety measures in place, the construction team at Lubenham View has accelerated its build programme while adapting to new social distancing measures. Work has now started on 25 plots and a waiting list has been opened for people who want to receive updates once the first homes are released for sale.
When completed, the development will comprise a mix of three, four and five-bedroom detached and semi-detached houses with public open space and a play area.
James Burnham, Managing Director for Davidsons Homes South Midlands, said: “Thanks to the continued hard work of our construction team at Lubenham View we have been able to make significant build progress in the past few months.
“Our staff and contractors have adapted quickly to the new safety procedures in place across our sites, and it’s great to see that these measures have not impacted on their ability to continue to work on site.
“We look forward to welcoming visitors to the site in the near future. Anyone who is keen to take a look can view our virtual tours online and register to receive updates before we open.”
Davidsons Homes has released a new CGI of how the development will look.
Lubenham View is part of a wider masterplan for the growth of Market Harborough which is set to deliver up to 1,500 new homes on land west of Leicester Road. Davidsons Homes is also building a selection of new homes at a development on the northern part of this site, named Wellington Place, as part of a consortium including other developers.
Under the planning agreement for Lubenham View and Wellington Place, Davidsons Homes will make an investment of more than £4.6 million in local services and infrastructure.
Contributions will include more than £3 million towards primary and secondary schools, £550,000 for road improvements as well as a £126,450 contribution to the police.
The housebuilder will also be contributing £345,000 towards community facilities as well as £115,788 towards the maintenance of outdoor space and sports pitches which the housebuilder will be providing on-site.
James Burnham said: “The extension of the historic market town is an exciting project and one that we are pleased to be a part of.
“Our plans for Lubenham View include a selection of unique Georgian and Victorian-style homes in a village setting, surrounded by plenty of green open space, all a short distance from Market Harborough’s attractive town centre.
“Construction work is progressing well at the development, and we are looking forward to welcoming residents to the brand-new neighbourhood we are creating.”
For more information about the Lubenham View development, visit davidsonshomes.co.uk.