St Modwen Developments Ltd has sold a further 13 acres at Hilton, Staffordshire, for residential development to George Wimpey (Midlands) which has been building homes continually on the former MoD site for the past ten years.
This is the fourth parcel of land the company has acquired and to date it has completed 422 homes.
Peter Robbins, of St Modwen, said: “This final phase, scheduled to be completed by 2009, will comprise 272 dwellings, 25 per cent of which will be affordable homes. “The Hilton project has been a great success and a measure of that success has been George Wimpey’s commitment to building homes on the same site for more than a decade.”
Neil Ballett, land manager for George Wimpey, said: “We are delighted to be presented with the opportunity to continue our historic involvement in the Hilton project, and to maintain the excellent working relationship that has been enjoyed over many years with St Modwen. The overall project has successfully created a vibrant community on the former MoD site and is a genuine credit to all those involved from inception and beyond.”
Before completion of the latest land sale, St Modwen arranged for Great Crested Newts to be relocated to a new pond created on land the firm controls in the vicinity.
St Modwen obtained a DEFRA liecnce and agreement from English Nature to undertake the relocation.
The mixed-use Hilton project, originally a joint venture with the MoD started 12 years ago will on completion have created more than 1,200 homes, 70-acres of employment development, a new district centre, sports, schools and community facilities, plus a by-pass for the village centre.
For further information contact Peter Robbins of St Modwen (0121 222 9400). Issued by Paul Raymer of Howle Chapman Raymer (0121 236 7771).