Linden Homes has bought a six-acres site in Gloucester since launching last week

Galliford Try’s new unified housing brand Linden Homes has made its first land acquisition since launching last week.

Linden Homes Western has bought a six-acre site off Secunda Way, Hempsted, Gloucester, from British Waterways.

The site was acquired with outline planning for 104 one-, two- and three-bedroom homes. Linden is planning to commence building in September with completion scheduled for 2012.

The purchase follows on from two recent acquisitions before the rebrand, a site for 368 units at the award-winning Newhall development in Harlow, and the former Highwood Hospital in Brentwood. Last week Galliford announced it had merged its five subsidiary housing brands under the Linden name, and outlined plans to double output in four years.