Eastleigh Borough Council has appointed regeneration specialist Galliford Try Partnerships as its project manager for the development of over 1,400 new homes and associated infrastructure in Horton Heath.
As project manager, Galliford Try Partnerships will undertake the master developer role on behalf of the Council. This will involve providing the planning services necessary to bring the site forward whilst acting as project manager for the construction of the infrastructure works.
The Council has recently acquired the land (which is bordered by Burnetts Lane, Moorgreen Road and Chalcroft Business Park) that already has outline planning permission for 1,400 new homes.
This innovative new development model allows the Council to take a direct role in new housing development in the Borough, accelerating the delivery of new homes for local people. As land owner the Council will be able to shape the development in terms of the quantity, mix, tenure and price of the new homes and the speed which they are built.
Councillor Keith House, Council Leader, said: “We are delighted to appoint Galliford Try Partnerships as our long-term project manager for this major new development. There is significant added value by the Council being actively involved as it can ensure the mix of tenures really does meet the needs of local people such as social housing, market rent and family homes and that the development comes with the right infrastructure and full range of community benefits.“
Stephen Teagle, Chief Executive of Galliford Try Partnerships, said: “We are very pleased to have developed this partnership with Eastleigh Borough Council and we look forward to using our regeneration expertise to support the Council in delivering their aspirations for the site. As a business, we always look to establish strong relationships that support our partners to meet their objectives, and this innovative delivery model is an excellent example of a long-term commitment to a local authority partner, prioritising homes for local people.”