Work starts on huge home-building programme

WORK has started on a major home building project on the edge of Weston.

St Modwen this week began constructed 100 new homes and 6,000sq ft of office space on space at Locking Parklands.

Of the homes built, 30 will be affordable and 30 will be available to buy under the Home and Communities Agency’s HomeBuy Direct scheme.

The work is set to be complete by 2013.

It is part of an eventual �400million masterplan which will see a total 1,500 homes and 450,000sq ft of employment space built over the next 20 years.

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Senior residential land manager for St Modwen, Nick Alexander, said: “The start of work on site is a testament to the hard work from all partners over the past two years to progress this important scheme.

“It is especially good news in the current climate that funding has been secured to transform Locking Parklands into a high quality business and residential community to be developed over the next 20 years.”

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CAP – Nick Alexander senior residential manager for St Modwen, David Warburton Head of Area and Jay Lambe, HCA Investment and Regeneration Manager.

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