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Midlands team complete deal to progress development in market harborough

15 September 2023

Our Midlands team has completed the purchase of land to unlock a housing development in the popular location of Market Harborough.

Our Midlands team has completed the purchase of land to unlock a housing development in the popular location of Market Harborough.

The Hawthorns will deliver 350 new homes supporting the local need for quality new housing made up of 2, 3, 4, and 5 bed properties. 128 of these will be taken on by a local housing association providing a mix of rented and shared ownership properties and an additional 37 are being developed under the Charles Church brand to be delivered in 2025.

Along with the boost to local housing needs, the scheme will bring a range of community benefits including a total of £5.7m pledged towards the nearby area. Within this amount includes over £2.1m towards local education, £1.7m towards the enhancement of Market Harborough town centre, and over £472,000 towards outdoor sports improvements.

Zac Hurst, Managing Director for Persimmon Homes Midlands said: “This is a hugely exciting development that will not only generate significant job opportunities throughout the lifespan of the project, but will also leave lasting community benefits.”

Claire Dearsley, Sales Director added: “The Hawthorns will provide 350 high quality homes helping address the need for new quality housing whilst at the same time making important contributions to local services and infrastructure.

A range of schemes will be available to assist buyers including part exchange, help with deposits and monthly mortgage payments to various upgrades to the property.”

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