Developer Partners chosen for the South Oxhey Initiative
21st May 2015
Three Rivers District Council is pleased to announce that it intends to select Countryside Properties (UK) Limited and Home Group, as the preferred bidder to work with them on the redevelopment of central South Oxhey.
The Council will now work with the chosen developers to refine their proposals and these will be the subject of public consultation in the autumn.
Subject to further drafting, the formal contract with the developer will be signed in September 2015 and Countryside and Home Group will aim to submit the planning application in December 2015.
The aim of the South Oxhey Initiative is to redevelop the heart of South Oxhey, dramatically enhancing the quality of life for everyone living in and using the centre. The regeneration scheme will deliver:
- Around 500 new homes for sale and rent
- A range of apartments and family sized houses
- A larger foodstore and a more varied and attractive shopping environment for residents, delivering a district centre where people want to shop
- Attractive, high quality public spaces including a market square and better links to Carpenders Park station
- Opportunities for local people to secure apprenticeships, training and jobs throughout the development’s construction
Ann Shaw, Leader of the Council said “This is good news, bringing the provision of new, high quality, homes and shops closer. The Council is delighted that it will be moving forward with Countryside and Home Group, organisations with proven track records of successfully delivering such regeneration schemes.”
Richard Cherry, Chief Executive of Countryside’s Partnerships division said “We are delighted to have been selected by Three Rivers District Council to regenerate central South Oxhey. Our strong focus on working in partnership also extends towards residents and all stakeholders involved in the process.
Countryside and Home Group will deliver first class housing for South Oxhey’s local residents as well as help to serve as a catalyst for the revitalization of the whole neighbourhood.”
Mark Henderson, Home Group chief executive, said: “This announcement is the first stage of an exciting project for the people of South Oxhey. As one of the largest housing providers in the UK, Home Group is very experienced in regenerating communities. The work we will do with Countryside and the Council will not only benefit hundreds of families with modern, energy efficient homes but also benefit the wider community.”
Proposed Market Square at South Oxhey