Living Space Housing breaks ground at 72-acre Warwickshire site



Living Space Housing has started construction at the £115m GDV Hawkesbury canal village scheme in the Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough of Warwickshire.

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Living Space’s remit is to undertake circa £3m of enabling works, infrastructure, and the construction of new community facilities.

This will include a circa 2,000 sq ft community building with a dedicated car park, as well as the creation of public open space and a children’s play area.

The project will deliver two acres of allotment gardens with timber storage sheds and a community orchard.

The company will also add a BMX track, cycle, and pedestrian routes — including a new Sustrans link — habitat enhancement, landscaping, and associated highway works.

There are four ponds/pools across the site, which will all be retained and form a key part of the ecology strategy for the scheme.

The development will keep its three existing footpaths which provide links with Hawkesbury Village, Bayton Road Industrial Estate and Bedworth, and Coventry Canal, in addition to creating new links through the centre of the site.

Following Living Space’s works, Vistry Group will deliver the first phase of housing at the site, which will consist of 153 open market properties and 51 affordable homes across 32 acres.

Vistry Group purchased the land  with detailed planning consent from Living Space’s sister company, Terra, earlier this year for an undisclosed sum. 

The strategic land company has a live planning application lodged for the second phase of 296 homes.

Steve Davies, managing director at Living Space, said: “We are thrilled to be delivering the infrastructure works and community facilities to kick start development at this strategic site in the village of Hawkesbury. 

“The scheme will have a transformative effect on the local area and provide significant community benefits for north Warwickshire.

“The cycle routes and pathways that we will be constructing will create new linkages with Coventry, which is only five miles away. 

“The community building will be an ideal space to enable local people to come together, and we will also be erecting extensive new facilities specifically for young children and teenagers.”

Pictured above (L-R): Dan Summers, contract manager at Living Space Housing, and Shane Robinson, production director at Living Space Housing, Michael Scarhill from Stave-Con and Kevin Burton from Living Space Housing 



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