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Barratt Homes starts work on Darwin Green

16 Aug 2017

Leading homebuilder Barratt Homes Eastern Counties will start construction on its first phase at Darwin Green, an exciting scheme bringing over 1,500 new homes to Cambridgeshire.

Outline planning for Darwin Green was granted in December 2014, with detailed planning given last year for the first phase of 173 homes and the Local Centre which will contain community facilities and 114 apartments.

Work will take place to clear the site of vegetation week commencing the 21st August, with the installation of perimeter fencing expected the following week and the site compound set up week commencing 11th September.

Darwin Green also brings significant investment to Cambridge, with £30 million to be invested in Cambridge as part of the planning agreement for the new development. The money will be contributed to the local authority and used to support services and improve facilities for new and existing residents in the area. The development process also underpins over 3,000 local jobs. The homebuilder predominately employs local sub-contractors and tradesmen so the local economy will benefit directly from the new jobs supported.

Darwin Green is set to become an exciting new community with new facilities and amenities proposed alongside the 1,593 homes. A Local Centre will be constructed at Darwin Green, providing a library, health centre and community rooms. There will also be a new primary school and large central park with leisure facilities for new and existing residents to enjoy. Allotments, retail units and a sports pavilion are also proposed at the development, as well as an area for a supermarket.

Barratt Homes will be building a mixture of one to five bedroom homes, ideal for a range of buyers from first time homeowners, growing families and downsizers.

Jason Colmer, Sales Director at Barratt Homes Eastern Counties, said; “We are very excited to be starting work at Darwin Green, which will offer a mixture of high quality homes in northwest Cambridge.

“The development will also deliver numerous facilities for the area, creating an exciting community amongst the new properties. We pride ourselves on our commitment to the local community and strive to support it wherever we can.”

Barratt Homes Eastern Counties is committed to delivering top quality new homes to Cambridgeshire. The developer is currently building new homes at Trumpington Meadows on Hauxton Road. A fantastic community has been formed between residents of the development, with groups using the space at the primary school on the development for community activities such as summer schools. The new homes at Darwin Green are expected to go on sale in Spring 2018