90 new family homes for Wolvey

Countryside Partnerships, the UK’s leading mixed-tenure developer, and partners Platform Housing Group, the Midlands largest housing association, and Sigma, provider of build to rent properties, have started work to build 90 high-quality new homes on Wolvey Campus, Rugby.

The former industrial site will make way for a range of two-, three- and four-bedroom properties. Of these, 18 will be affordable homes, 40 will be sold on the open market and a further 32 under Sigma’s private rental brand, Simple Life, providing high-quality living environments for families in the area.

Known as Kingmakers View, the new residential development will include landscaping, an open space with children’s play area and storm water attenuation areas. Residents will also benefit from great transport links to Coventry, Nuneaton and Leicester.

The local community is not only set to gain much needed new housing, but will also benefit from a contribution of over £145,000, comprising:

  • £2,462 towards education and libraries;
  • £45,568 for healthcare;
  • £22,974 for transport, including road safety, sustainable travel, bus stop contributions and public rights of way improvements;
  • and £74,365 towards public open spaces and play areas including improvements to Wolvey Rush Pasture Nature Wetland Reserve and sports provision.

The community’s natural world will also benefit with biodiversity improvements, offsetting any losses elsewhere, which will be provided on-site rather than as a contribution. The site is situated at the edge of the village of Wolvey, which is located to the south of Hinckley, east of Bedworth and southeast of Nuneaton.

Excellent transport links are available with Junction 2 of the M6 located only five miles away to the south of the site and Junction 1 of the M69 located around two miles to the north, providing access to the wider national motorway network. Bedworth station is around 4.5 miles to the west, providing regular rail services to Coventry via the West Coast Main Line.

Phil McHugh, Managing Director, West Midlands, Countryside said: “We are excited to start work with Platform and Sigma, transforming this former industrial land into much needed new homes and providing the local community with a host of social and environmental benefits to improve quality of life for everyone in this attractive and well-connected part of the Midlands.”

Charlotte Johnson, Platform’s recently appointed Head of New Homes Delivery for the area commented: “We’re delighted to see work started at this key site for us in the region. They are a great accompaniment to our current stock in the region and will provide much needed affordable homes in the area. Myself and our new quality managers look forward to visiting the site as it takes shape before eventually seeing our customers moving in to their new homes. I’d like to thank Countryside and our other partners for their fantastic work to get us to this point.”

Kate Tuckey, Development Director, Sigma Capital said: “We’re delighted to be working alongside Countryside to bring yet another very desirable development to a new location for Simple Life Homes. With some existing sites closer to Coventry and other surrounding areas, which have experienced huge demand, we’re pleased to be in a position to provide a better quality, pet friendly, rental home for local families, teamed with a professional landlord service.”

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