King’s Lynn & West Norfolk borough council has appointed Lovell for the next phase, worth an estimated £6.5m, of a major home development in King’s Lynn.
The company will start work in September 2017 on 50 new houses being built as part of the Nar Ouse Regeneration Area (NORA) project on brownfield land to the south of the town centre.
In its latest phase, Lovell will build 50 two-, three- and four-bedroom houses – 42 for open market sale and eight rented and shared ownership. Scheduled for completion in early 2019, the properties – designed by Hamson Barron Smith - will feature energy-saving elements, equivalent to levels 3 and 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes.
The NORA programme has already delivered more than 100 homes on the Nar Valley Park site, with half of these marketed through the government-backed Help-to-Buy scheme, which is available to first-time buyers and existing owners.
Cllr Alistair Beales from the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk said the NORA site had been a major regeneration project. “All of the 112 homes we have already built on the site are either sold or sale agreed, such is the demand for housing in the area. This latest phase will make a further 50 properties available.”
Simon Medler, Lovell regional managing director, said: “This is an important scheme which has brought new life to brownfield land and is answering the urgent demand for high-quality, modern and energy-efficient new homes locally.”
Lovell is working with King’s Lynn & West Norfolk council on a separate housing programme which is set to deliver up to 600 new homes in King’s Lynn by 2020.