New Homes Transform Historic Wellingborough Landmark
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwire) -- 11/09/12 -- WORK to
transform a historic quarry site in Wellingborough into a thriving
new community is well underway after leading housebuilder Barratt
Homes opened the doors to two stylish show homes.
Now the location for 200 new homes to buy, a new pond and a home for
the local bat population, the development called Ladywell Park is
changing the face of this former industrial site.
During the 1800s the land on Eastfield Road was an ironstone mine.
After a brief spell of clay extraction by a brick company, the area
was latterly occupied by a number of industrial buildings including a
council depot, allotments, sheds and garages.
Over the last two decades these buildings became vacant and
under-used and the site was ear-marked by Wellingborough Borough
Council for new homes.
Since Barratt Homes was granted planning permission last year the
site, named after Lady's Well of Wellingborough, has undergone a
number of major changes. Much of the material from the industrial
buildings has been recycled and the local wildlife population has
been accommodated for in the form of the pond and bat boxes.
Senior Land Manager at Barratt Homes, Ben Thorington said, "Whilst
preparing the industrial buildings for demolition, we found evidence
of a small number of Pipistrelle and Brown Long Eared bats so
installed bat boxes in a number of trees.
"It took around three months for a dedicated team of demolition
experts to remove all the old industrial buildings and using the
latest sustainability techniques, we were able to maximise the amount
of materials we could recycle.
"We were able to re-use a lot of the steel and concrete - most of
which has been crushed and used to form new roads at the development.
"We worked very closely with the council to ensure the old quarry
land is completely safe and this part now forms a tranquil pond for
the enjoyment of local residents."
The three bedroom Providence and Vickery show homes are now available
to view at the development. The first phase of new homes at Ladywell
Park will feature 80 properties in a mix of two, three and four
Located on the edge of Wellingborough's town centre, residents will
benefit from easy access to Northampton, Milton Keynes and
Peterborough. Better still; residents will be in walking distance of
Wellingborough train station, which provides direct and fast links to
London St Pancras International.
Prices for the homes at Ladywell Park currently start from GBP
For more information about this development as well as those
throughout the country, including new homes in London please visit
NOTES TO EDITORS:
1. For further information about Barratt Homes please contact Hannah Elwell
or Kayleigh Moore, Unsworth Sugden, on 01162 471777 or
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Barratt Group sold 12,637 homes in the last financial year, making it
the biggest housebuilder by volume in Britain.
3. Barratt Group was awarded a maximum five star rating for the third
consecutive year in the 2012 Home Builders Federation Customer
4. In 2012 site managers working for Barratt Group won the highest number
of NHBC Pride in the Job Quality Awards for a record eighth consecutive
5. Barratt Group was named Housebuilder of the Year at the Housebuilder
6. Barratt Group is the only housebuilder to provide a five year warranty
on the fixtures and fittings in its new build homes at the time of
7. Images of a selection of developments are available to the media at
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