Swindon Council handed the keys to six high-quality apartments by our Wessex region
05 December 2022
Wessex region has handed over the keys to six high-quality apartments at a local development to Swindon Borough Council.
The leader of Swindon Council, Cllr David Renard, and local councillors Jenny Jefferies and Lawrence Elliott, recently visited Badbury Park for an official handover ceremony from our Wessex region.
As part of Persimmon’s contribution to Swindon and the local community, the Wessex region has built a mix of one and two-bed apartments which will now be transferred to the local authority for the provision of housing local people.
During Persimmon Homes time at Badbury Park, the Wessex business has overseen 566 new homes occupied on site, and contributed over £1.3million in funding for the delivery of local education, infrastructure improvements and public open space.
A new community centre and local convenience store have also been constructed at the development and will be opening in due course.
Commenting on Swindon Borough Council’s new assets, leader Cllr David Renard said:
“Swindon Borough Council is delighted to receive these six excellent apartments from Persimmon Homes.
“There is an increasing demand for social housing in Swindon and we are committed to helping meet that need.
“We’re grateful to Persimmon for working in partnership with us to deliver these new homes at the heart of this great development, which will be let to local people.”
Welcoming the new community assets, local councillors Jenny Jefferies and Lawrence Elliott said:
“The new apartments are of a high-quality and will make for great new homes for local people.
“The Badbury Park development is enjoyed by the local community, and we’re delighted to see Persimmon not only delivering new housing in the area, but also investing in significant new community facilities.
“We now look forward to the opening of the development’s new community centre and convenience store, which will be most welcome by local residents.”
Councillor Cathy Martyn, Swindon Borough Council’s cabinet member for health inequalities and housing, said:
“As a council we are always looking to update and refresh our housing stock when we can so we provide the very best homes for those residents who need them.
“These six homes from Persimmon are a welcome addition to our portfolio and I look forward to seeing the properties occupied by our tenants in the near future.”
Persimmon at Badbury Park is located in Commonhead, Swindon, on the northern edge of the Coate Water Country Park, with a wide range of homes including one-bed apartments, two-bed coach houses, and three beds.
The local convenience store that has been provided on site is set to be occupied by the Co-op.
Persimmon Wessex’s Managing Director, Julian Roper, said:
“It was a pleasure to host the Leader of Swindon Council, Cllr Renard, and local councillors, Cllr Jefferies and Cllr Elliott, for an official handover ceremony of community assets at Badbury Park.
“We’ve been determined to leave a positive legacy in the area, not just with the provision of new homes and jobs, but also through the delivery of new facilities and social housing for the benefit of the local community.
“As a responsible local business we recognise the importance of working with key stakeholders such as Swindon Borough Council in these vital areas to ensure we deliver a positive and lasting contribution for local communities.
“Persimmon is proud to have developed a thriving community at Badbury Park, which should leave a legacy that delivers significant economic, social and environmental value.”
Pictured (l-r), Cllr Elliott, Cllr Jefferies, Julian Roper (MD of Persimmon Wessex), Cllr Renard and Badbury Park’s trainee site manager.