Hyde and Chartway Group joins Peters Village community development
Source: Steve Loader
Work is expected to start in early 2018 on a further 104 new homes for Peters Village – the all-new community being built on the east bank of the River Medway.
This new phase (see hatched area in picture) at Peters Village, near the Kent villages of Wouldham, Burham and Eccles, is a joint venture between Hyde, a major provider of social and private housing, and Kent-based builder, the Chartway Group.
The move builds on the success of their current collaboration at Heron Fields in Sittingbourne, Kent – a popular new development of more than 300 mixed tenure homes due for completion in 2019. The Peters Village site will similarly deliver mixed tenure and ranging from 1-2 bedroom flats and through 2-3 and 4-bedroom houses.
David Gannicott, Hyde’s Group Business Development Director, said: “We are thrilled to be on Peters Village and delivering much-needed new homes in the South East. It is great to be working with Chartway Group again and contributing to the new community already established here.”
Tim McLoughlin, Chartway’s Projects Director, was also pleased to continue the partnership: “We are honoured to be appointed as construction partners on this strategic site and we look forward to developing the scheme and continuing to deliver further high-quality homes in Kent.”
The Hyde/Chartway initiative becomes the third housebuilding phase for Peters Village after commitments on Phases 1 and 2 by Bellway (152 new homes) and Orbit (157 including affordable) and Richard Hall, Managing Director for Trenport – the site’s overall developer – said:
“We are delighted to welcome Hyde and Chartway to Peters Village. Having worked with them before, I am very confident that the quality of the new homes they will deliver will only add to the growing reputation of Peters Village as a wonderful place to live, as this new community in the Medway valley continues to go from strength to strength.”
Since starting work onsite in May 2014, Trenport has invested £50 million at Peters Village, including £19.5 million of repayable loan funding from the Government’s Homes & Communities Agency.
Using brown field land once occupied by the derelict Peters cement works and its quarries, the site has gained new roads and services, and an all-new road bridge over the Medway, costing £19 million alone, so that Peters Village will ultimately include 1,059 new homes, built over seven phases and due for completion in the early 2020s.
Linking Wouldham and Halling, the new Peters Bridge has made a life-changing difference to the local community, slashing a 25-minute car journey to less than a minute since opening in September 2016, while also enhancing the jobs, education and leisure options for the new residents of Peters Village and the whole surrounding area.
*About the Hyde Group
The Hyde Group was established in 1967 to provide homes for those left behind by the market.
It is now an award winning provider of homes, combining social purpose with entrepreneurial drive and professionalism.
Hyde is one of the largest housing associations working in England, owning or managing circa 50,000 homes in London, Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire, the East of England and East Midlands. This means that more than 100,000 residents have a home at a price at they can afford, with long tenancies. The homes it builds include shared ownership, social rent, and for outright sale and private rent.
Hyde Housing Association is a not-for-profit organisation, but the overall Hyde Group, includes charities and profit-making subsidiaries. For every £1 million surplus it makes, Hyde aims to build 150 new homes for people otherwise unable to access a place to call home.
*About the Chartway Group
The Chartway Group is a privately owned independent developer and building contractor, established in 2009. The group comprises several brands, including private residental developer Westerhill Homes, and Chartway Construction – a one-stop construction service to clients, including Housing Associations and private developers.
The Group’s BBS Construction arm delivers commercial projects within the medical, education and recreational markets.