Willmott Dixon has started construction work to develop a seven acre site, once used by Eastfield High School as playing fields but unused for over 15 years, into a new housing scheme.

The £26 million development is being led by Brenley Park LLP, a joint venture between Willmott Dixon Homes and Notting Hill Housing Group, in partnership with national housing and regeneration body, the Homes and Communities Agency, which owns the site and has contributed grant funding of £6 million to support the delivery of affordable homes.

Situated on Cedars Avenue, less than half a mile from Mitcham town centre, Brenley Park will provide 169 new homes; 72 will be offered for private sale by Willmott Dixon Homes, with Notting Hill Housing Group offering a further 64 for shared ownership and 33 for affordable rent.

Most of the homes are one, two or three-bedroom apartments, with eight, four-bedroom terraced townhouses for affordable rent. Housed in seven low rise buildings, the apartments enjoy views over a new four-acre park in the heart of the development, which will include children’s play area and ‘green’ outdoor gym. The homes are highly energy efficient, built to the Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4.

Brenley Park is very well located close to Mitcham town centre and a five minute walk from Mitcham Eastfields Station, which provides direct services to Victoria and London Bridge in as little as 20 minutes. Mitcham Common is less than a quarter of a mile away.

The first homes for occupation are expected to be ready by December 2011 with the whole development completed by 2013.

Brian Brady, managing director for Willmott Dixon Homes says: “We look forward to repeating the successful partnership we have enjoyed with Notting Hill Housing Group and the Homes and Communities Agency at our Harmony development in Isleworth. Brenley Park will deliver much needed homes that suit a range of lifestyles and offer a choice of tenures. With the high quality of the specification, combined with the excellent location and quick transport links into central London, we anticipate very high demand for these homes”.

For further information, please contact:
Andrew Geldard, Group Communications, Willmott Dixon.
Tel: (01462) 671852
Website: www.willmottdixon.co.uk

Willmott Dixon is the UK’s 3rd largest privately owned capital works, regeneration and support services company.

• In capital works, we work with government, local authority and private sector clients, delivering capital projects in education, justice, retail, health and social housing. We also deliver interior design and fit-out services, plus sustainability consultancy to meet the low carbon challenges we all face.
• In regeneration, we develop complex mixed-tenure projects, often in joint venture with developers, local authorities and RSLs. We also seek opportunities in urban areas and are actively involved in developing accommodation under the PPP.
• In support services, we deliver a range of planned, preventative and responsive care to property, which includes maintaining 100,000 homes across the UK and providing a fast efficient service to a number of commercial brands