Bellway to build first at Peters Village
  • 07 10 2015

Bellway to build first at Peters Village

Source: Steve Loader

A UK top five house builder, Bellway, is to construct the 152-home Phase 1 on Trenport’s Peters Village development near Wouldham on the east bank of the Medway - delivery of these new properties will start in 2016.

“This is a very exciting development,” said Trenport Director Chris Hall. “Construction of the infrastructure for Peters Village continues on schedule, but the site now gains real presence and significance to local people as the first homes start to be built.

“And we are delighted that we have reached agreement with one of the biggest and best known house builders in the country; one with a high reputation for delivering customer satisfaction.

“That’s exactly the benchmark we would want, and accords with us setting the tone of design and quality high at Peters Village by securing detailed planning permission for the first homes ourselves.” (See artist's impression of Peters Village riverside aspect)

Bellway was founded in the north east of England in 1946, but has since become a national concern – one of its divisional offices is located at Kings Hill, West Malling.

Chris Hall added: “Even as Bellway moves towards building the first homes, we already know that there will be hefty demand for these properties.

"Since we began actively registering interest on all types of property in September 2014 we have had almost five hundred inquiries in total.

“And while the 152 Phase 1 properties do not include affordable homes, there is provision for 65 within the overall 157 units for Phase 2 and Trenport, working with affordable homes developer Guinness Partnership, plans to prioritise development of those particular properties.

“This will quickly foster a community feel at Peters Village by accommodating those who have grown up in the local area, yet cannot afford a home at full market price.

“We also fully expect sales momentum on Peters Village to speed up as physical evidence grows of progress on the new bridge over the Medway. It is currently bang on schedule for the opening in August 2016.

“All in all, the progress of sales inquiries and general level of interest in the new development paints a bright future for Peters Village and the surrounding area.

“And Trenport is currently working hard with its architects and other consultants to refine proposals for the village centre facilities, including the new community hall and changing rooms, the medical centre and local retail units.

"Trenport hopes to submit the detailed applications for these buildings shortly.”