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Work starts on Barnwell Walk site in Oundle

02 May 2024

Barnwell Walk site in Oundle

Work has started on an exciting new development in Oundle that will bring self-contained extra care apartments to the area along with 62 much-needed homes and three self-build plots.

Our East Midlands team have started preparing the Barnwell Walk site off St Christopher’s Drive in the town and expect the sales office to be complete by autumn.

The new community will comprise 62 homes for private sale, ranging in size from three to five-bedroom, with each home fitted with an EV charger. A further three plots will be offered as self-build opportunities allowing buyers to create their very own home.

A partnership between Persimmon, Housing21 and Homes England will also see the delivery of extra care housing to this part of Northamptonshire. This will provide 65 one and two-bedroom apartments for older people, affording them the opportunity to live independently but with the additional support of an on-site care team.

The apartments will be available to purchase on a shared ownership basis or to rent.

Residents of the care village will benefit from a variety of on-site facilities such as a hairdressing salon and café, as well as having the option of using a call connect mini-bus service to the town centre, funded by Persimmon.

In addition to these benefits, the 5-star housebuilder will also be contributing more than £1m towards health care provision, bus services, educational services and a library as part of the Section 106 agreement for the new development. There will be a play area for younger children and a pedestrian link to the neighbouring school as well as upgrades to the public right of way alongside the site.

Ben Smith, Managing Director for Persimmon East Midlands, said: “We are excited to have been able to start work on this new community and to bring such a range of new housing options to the area.

“There was a clear need identified within the local plan for supported living facilities for older people in the Oundle area and we are delighted to be working with Housing21 to meet this need.

“In addition, we are providing the minibus service to ensure the new residents are able to easily access the excellent town centre facilities in Oundle or enjoy onward travel to surrounding towns and cities.”

Persimmon expects the first residents to move in before Christmas.

Pic caption: Ben Smith, Managing Director for Persimmon Homes East Midlands, at the site off St Christopher's Drive

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