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St. Modwen, the UK’s leading regeneration specialist, has announced it has been given the green light for the next stage of development at Long Marston in Warwickshire. 

Work has commenced to deliver the site’s central facilities, incorporating leisure and sports amenities, as well as 18 maisonettes, aimed at existing residents, holiday makers and members of the wider community, in what is seen as a major step forward for the £100 million project. 

St. Modwen has also revealed that it will shortly complete the new roundabout and access road off Campden Road, and will be launching a competition for local people to name the development. More details on the competition will be unveiled soon.

The latest phase of the project comprises a new indoor sports hall, suitable for a range of activities including badminton, basketball and football, as well as an all-weather sports pitch for hockey and five-a-side football. This is in addition to the new community centre and shop.

Providing high quality, modern facilities in a great location the centre will also benefit from a new 30 pitch camping site and space for 30 touring caravans. 

Residents and visitors will also be able to relax and unwind at a new café and restaurant, having made the most of the local landscape and Long Marston’s unique position adjacent to the new Greenway extension, a scenic cycle and walking path, which extends for a mile through the site.

Peter Rudd, senior development surveyor at St. Modwen said: “It’s a really exciting time for the development of Long Marston. The central area will be the core of a flourishing new, mixed use development and will offer a range of focal points, attracting local residents and visitors to make the most of the natural landscape and leisure facilities on offer.

“It’s important that we continue to work alongside local residents and asking them to be involved in the naming of the site reinforces our commitment to build a real sense of community at Long Marston.

“We are expecting construction of the central facilities to last around 12 months, with the aim of creating a very pleasant, yet functional space for all to enjoy.