Work begins on next phase of Locking Parklands
Work is officially underway on the next phase of housing at the £400 million Locking Parklands development in Weston-super-Mare.
St. Modwen is the developer responsible for the regeneration of the former RAF Locking site and the next stage of works will see them delivering 150 more new homes at the 200 acre sustainable community.
This new phase of homes follows the completion of 70 out of a total of 100 high-specification, sustainable homes developed by St. Modwen Homes at ‘The Parklands’ and ‘The Woodlands’ phases at Locking Parklands.
Robin Smith, Technical Director of St. Modwen Homes, comments: “Following strong sales for the first phase of homes at Locking Parklands, we’re pleased to be moving forward into the New Year with the delivery of more much needed new homes for Weston.
“With 66 families already living at the community, we are now focusing on developing properties that will accommodate first time buyers, family-starters and downsizers.
“These new properties will be constructed to match the high quality finish of the first homes built to offer high levels of energy efficiency.”
Side by side with the first phase of housing, on-going works are also expected to near completion on the first 6,000 sq ft office building this month.
Constructed to accommodate local small to medium size businesses, a terrace of three 2,000 sq ft units will have the potential to create up to 60 jobs.
When complete, the wider development will comprise of 650,000 sq ft of employment space creating an estimated 2,000 employment related jobs.
The Homes and Community Agency (HCA) has invested around £6m in the first phase of development, taking the total level of investment in Locking Parklands to more than £12.2 million since 2002.
The Locking Parklands development was recently honoured as one of the top three housing schemes in the UK at the annual What House Awards for its wide range of properties and excellent designs.
For further information please call the St. Modwen Homes sales team on 0844 243 4848 or visit www.lockingparklands.co.uk.