Flourishing SME housebuilder Storey Homes has acquired 15 acres of residential development land in Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire. Part of a consortium site on former arable farm land currently known as Bidwell West, the project will see the company go head-to-head with large competitors. The area has been purposely selected by Storey Homes for a standout low density scheme of houses which will feature prominent gardens and impressive green space.
The Milton Keynes based company, which works on developments of 12-150 homes across Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire, will provide 109 dwellings on the land, 33 of which will be affordable homes. Along with the creation of new jobs during the construction phases, the traditionally designed scheme will deliver family homes for modern living.
Featuring a combination of 2 storey 2,3,4 and 5-bedroom detached and semi-detached properties on generous plots, the homes will complete a new community of 1,850 new homes. Residents will also benefit from a community centre, a two-form entry primary school, sports pitches and large areas of green space. The development also benefits from existing mature trees.
Managing Director Katy Jordan comments: “This acquisition forms an integral part of Storey Homes’ planned growth strategy. We make very considered judgements and without the constraints of a plc, we’re able to approach our decision making from a uniquely mindful position. Our first question when visiting a site is; would we want to live here ourselves? The sense of space we can offer at Bidwell West along with the exciting new multi-family community makes this development extremely appealing and allows us to continue to build on our strengths; creating quality homes whilst maintaining a supportive family orientated culture. “
Building 50 homes a year with current projects located in Birch Meadow, Hertfordshire, and De Montfort Place, Bedford, Storey Homes’ continued success is also demonstrated through its expanding team, newly refurbished offices and solid 20-year growth plan. Avoiding standard house types, the team at Storey Homes work alongside architects to create homes bespoke to the surroundings and the local community of each individual development.