Savills has won a key contract to advise Homes England on the next stage of the UK’s largest new town since Milton Keynes. The development team at Savills Cambridge will help with the delivery of phase two of the development at Northstowe, to the north west of Cambridge.
Some 350 homes have been built so far on phase 1 of the scheme. Homes England is leading the delivery of the next two phases, which include developing the town centre and building 8,500 homes by 2040.
The agency’s local and Public Sector Land teams are providing consultancy and disposal advice on the remainder of phase two, which includes residential schemes and the delivery of the town centre. They will deliver guidance on the timing of the town centre development in relation to the residential units and how the mixed use aspect – retail, leisure and community facilities – meets changing market conditions.
Abigail Jones, Associate Director in the Development team at Savills Cambridge (left), said, “Northstowe is a major new development in the heart of our patch. The town centre will be the focus of life within Northstowe with the opportunity to create a vibrant and distinctive identity.”
The marketing of Phase 2b, with 250 dwellings with 40% starter homes, is underway, as are the first stages of the town centre strategy. Northstowe will be the largest new town since Milton Keynes, with 10,000 new homes proposed.
Mike Goulding Head of Strategic Land at Homes England added, “We’re developing a community that will provide the homes, infrastructure and facilities people in South Cambridgeshire need. Strong local partnerships are key to the project’s success, so we’re pleased to have Savills join us and look forward to working with them.”