A multi-million pound housing scheme in Northampton - one of the first to be secured through the HCA’s Delivery Partner Panel (DPP) - has reached completion.
The £12m Booth Park project, developed by Orbit Homes in partnership with William Davis Ltd, Northampton Borough Council and the HCA, has been has completely revitalised the area which encompasses Lumbertubs Way and Booth Rise in the town. The completed development now provides 111 homes and apartments, including 99 two, three and four bedroom houses - 11 to Mobility Standard - together with 12 one and two bedroom apartments, available for either affordable rent or shared ownership.
As the partners met on site to mark the handover, Guy Higgins, William Davis managing director said: “This is a significant scheme for us, having been on site for over two years we’re pleased to complete as scheduled. Built to Code Level 3 - with a number of excellent energy saving features, such as heat recovery units - these are superb properties for local families and having utilised the skills of local tradespeople too, this has proved to be an excellent scheme all round.”
Helping to plant a tree to mark completion of the scheme Paul High, executive director Orbit Homes commented: “We are committed to building communities and providing our customers with greater housing choice. Orbit already owns and manages 400 homes in Northampton, and plans to deliver another 300 homes in the area over the next three years.”
Holly Harrow, representing the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) who helped fund the scheme said: “Booth Park is providing good quality affordable homes for local people and adding to the choice and supply of homes available in the area. It’s already a very successful scheme.”