Chalkdene Development’s Trig Point development in Stevenage reached a major milestone last week.
Sandra Barr, Mayor of Stevenage, had the honour of officially laying the final brick at a topping out ceremony organised by Chalkdene Developments. The mayor had a fantastic vantage point where she could see the progress of the 85 new homes on the former Lonsdale School site in Stevenage, Hertfordshire.
Chalkdene Developments, a joint venture partnership between Morgan Sindall Group and HLL are behind the exciting new Trig Point development. It purchased the site from Hertfordshire County Council and contracted with Lovell to build 79 houses and six apartments on the six-acre site.
Trig Point will consist of 64 two, three and four bedroom homes which will be sold to private purchasers. Over half the homes have been sold off plan, such is the demand in Stevenage for quality new homes. Settle Group has purchased 21 affordable homes, split between five houses for shared ownership and 16 for rent, which includes six wheelchair accessible apartments.
Working with Hertfordshire County Council and Stevenage Borough Council, Chalkdene saw an opportunity to incorporate six wheelchair accessible flats into the scheme.
Sandra Barr, Mayor of Stevenage, said: “Thank you so much for bringing these beautiful homes to our town and accommodating much needed specialist housing for the disabled.”
Bob Deering, Executive Member for Resources at Hertfordshire County Council, said: “This is just a great housing example as we are able to build much needed wheelchair accessible apartments which are funded by the new homes on the surplus land. It is an excellent example of how this partnership is working and continues to support Hertfordshire County Council’s Good Growth Ambitions.”
Trig Point is due to complete in Autumn 2022 with the first new homeowners moving in before Christmas this year.