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23/04/2020

Partnership in accord on homes on MoD land

Words: Laura Edgar
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Two deals totalling £140 million have been agreed on between Homes England and developer Lovell Partnerships to deliver homes in Yorkshire and Wiltshire.

More than 500 homes will be built on two former Ministry of Defence sites in the counties.

The homes will be for a mix of affordable and open market sale.

The development of the former Royal Ordnance Factory at Thorp Arch near Wetherby will comprise 119 homes, of which 42 have been designated as affordable and will be available through a registered provider. Lovell’s Eastern region, based in Morley in Leeds, anticipates starting construction work in October this year. It is thought that the development will take three years to complete.

The former Defence Medical Equipment Depot (DMED) in Ludgershall will be delivered by the firm’s South West and South Wales region. The development, named Drummond Park, will deliver 413 homes, 25 per cent of which will be affordable. Work is expected to start in June and take six years to complete.

Steve Coleby, managing director at Lovell Partnerships, said: “We are pleased to have purchased these two sites from Homes England. Despite the current unprecedented position, our focus remains to address the housing shortage by working in partnerships where our expertise and ability to think innovatively is helping to accelerate housing led-regeneration, sustainable communities and social renewal.”

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