Appointed by Hampshire-based Buckland Group, Pye Homes has partnered with CG Fry & Son and Thakeham Homes to deliver the first 600 of the 6,000 homes at Welborne, which will be one of the largest developments in the UK.
Working alongside the experienced regional house builders recognised and chosen for their reputation for building high-quality homes, construction carried out by the trio at Welborne is set to commence early 2024.
A nationally significant development comprising 6,000 homes, Welborne is located between the South Downs National Park and the Hampshire Coast, just North of Fareham and is set to be a Garden Village for the twenty-first century. Pairing the traditional architecture of this unique corner of England with a layer of modern technology that will ensure a more sustainable, future-proof way of life across the thousand acres of Welborne, the aim is to create exciting new levels of modern sustainable community.
Commenting on the joint venture Graham Flint, Managing Director of Pye Homes said: “We’re really proud to be appointed by the Buckland Group for this partnership. The plans for Welborne truly reflect our commitment to sustainability and core principles to deliver quality housing solutions which local communities can be proud of now, and for future generations.
“We are particularly excited about some of the innovations that the Welborne project offers such as the ground source heat network system that will heat our houses, which will reportedly be twice as efficient as air source technology, using considerably less energy and saving more carbon as a result.”
John Beresford, Managing Director of Buckland Development Ltd said: “At Welborne we have formed partnerships with a new kind of business model where Buckland shares in the risk and reward with our house build chosen partners. The three partnerships we have formed won’t pay for the land until the homes are sold which means that smaller, quality driven builders are able to build on schemes that would have normally been reserved for large volume builder’s companies. In essence, we’ve designed a financial structure that enables the high-quality craft builder to construct on a large development such as Welborne. This approach is groundbreaking and future residents of Welborne will reap the benefits for years to come.”
Inspired by the English Garden City movement of one hundred years ago and are still thriving today, on completion the Welborne development will provide 6,000 homes with shops, schools, workplaces, healthcare and open spaces in 14 neighbourhoods.
Formed in 1927 and based in Oxford, Pye Homes Blenheim has built up a wealth of experience with successful developments in many counties including Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Warwickshire, Gloucestershire and West Sussex. The company currently has developments at Church Farm (Radley), Temple Gate (Marcham), Park View (Woodstock) and is building new homes at Woodgate Road (Woodgate) and Tuckwell Green (Kempsford).