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News10 January 2020

Latimer and Hill in joint venture to deliver 155 new homes near Cambridge

New residential site purchased by Latimer and Hill with potential for 155 new homes. 

Latimer, Clarion Housing Group’s development arm, and award-winning top 20 UK housebuilder Hill, have completed the purchase of a new residential site to the west of Cambridge.

The scheme currently has outline planning approval for 155 new homes and is to be built in the village of Hardwick, just six miles from the centre of Cambridge and within the rapidly evolving Oxford-Cambridge arc corridor.

Clarion Housing to manage 62 properties

The development has a Gross Development Value (GDV) of around £55m and will include a mix of one, two and three-bedroom homes. Forty per cent of the homes will be affordable tenures, with Clarion Housing managing 43 shared ownership properties and 19 homes for affordable rent. The remaining 93 units will be for private sale.

Hill is expected to begin building work in Q4 of 2020, subject to final planning approval.

“This development will deliver much-needed affordable rent and shared ownership homes.”

Richard Cook, group director of development for Latimer

Richard Cook, group director of development for Latimer, said:

"We are delighted to be in a joint venture with Hill on a scheme that will deliver a new mixed community in a region of the country where there is high demand for homes of many different tenures."

“Alongside homes for private sale, this development will deliver much-needed affordable rent and shared ownership homes, enabling more people to benefit from all that Cambridgeshire has to offer.”

Cambridgeshire a ‘big area of focus’

Rob Hall, deputy managing director of Hill, said:

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Latimer again to deliver what is set to be a fantastic addition to Hardwick. As a company, we strive to build distinctive and high quality homes, with Cambridgeshire being a big area of focus for us."

“We look forward to continuing expanding our portfolio in the region, and we’re excited to see our ambitions for this project come to life when we begin construction later this year.”

Latimer aims to help tackle the housing crisis by building high quality homes and creating sustainable and thriving communities.

The profits from Latimer schemes are reinvested into Clarion Housing Group to build more affordable homes, improve and maintain existing homes and support communities through the Group’s charitable foundation, Clarion Futures.