Dorchester Living are to deliver the strategic infrastructure and new town centre for Whitehill & Bordon, Hampshire as a joint venture with Taylor Wimpey UK.
This will see the delivery of 2400 new homes as part of a mixed use scheme to include schools, retail, leisure centre and facilities, culture, arts, a theatre and places of worship.
For further information please visit http://www.whitehillbordonregeneration.co.uk/
Set in 1,231 acres of Oxfordshire, Heyford Park was in the 1970s inhabited by 15,000 American servicemen and was the largest airfield in Europe. As such the site has a rich and colourful history and the maintenance of many of the buildings is of national heritage importance. The Americans left in 1994 and since this time the site has been extensively let for residential and commercial uses. There are currently 315 let homes which are 97% occupied by over 800 residents and over 1,000 people work within 1.4m square feet of lettable space on the estate.
Since we purchased Heyford Park in August 2009, we have gained a planning consent for a comprehensive redevelopment of the site including building 763 new homes. Our scheme refurbishes many existing buildings and creates/builds upon attractive recreational areas and facilities including a Village green, a new School, Sports centre, Playing fields, Church, Community Centre, Nursery and Supermarket. The site benefits from 24 hour security and provides a unique living and working experience combining facilities of a town with a tranquil rural setting.
See website www.heyfordpark.co.uk
Dorchester Court was developed in joint venture with CALA Homes, Scotland's best known and a top twenty UK house builder and incorporated 99 luxury apartments. The site sits opposite the world renowned military training academy at Sandhurst and its development from previous commercial uses significantly improved the link between Sandhurst and Camberley town centre.
Old Hall Street lies in the heart of Liverpool's city centre and for generations has been one of its most prestigious addresses. With a mix of Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian styles the architecture in this part of the city is simply stunning. The Albany Building itself was for 150 years the most important address in the city's business district and has been one of the city's most prominent and architecturally appealing buildings since its construction in 1856. Dorchester purchased an initial phase from the developer who refurbished this important building providing vital working capital needed to complete the project.
Design House represented one of the first phases of the redevelopment of the Northern Quarter in Manchester. This mixed use 8 hectare site is probably the largest single redevelopment in the City and has become a popular bohemian area of Manchester, close to major shops and transport links. It was built by Crosby Homes, then a division of Berkeley Homes and Dorchester purchased an early phase for its investment portfolio. Our interests in this scheme have since been divested.
Telephone House is located within historic old town of Southampton and was developed in joint venture with Linden Homes. It was the first project within the City Old Town regeneration Plan, which encompassed re-cladding and remodelling of this commercial building into a mixed -use residential scheme with 128 one, two and three bedroom apartments and commercial space.
Vista is a ten storey development of 167 residential units situated approximately two miles east of Portsmouth city centre, in the up and coming regeneration area of Fratton. With easy access to the city centre, Southsea's beaches, and train station accessing London, this site provided a gateway to a mixed use residential and retail park.
Centenary Plaza is a development of 389 units located next to the mailbox shopping and recreational centre in Birmingham. The development was one of the first regeneration schemes undertaken in Birmingham City Centre for some years and Dorchester purchased a first phase of the scheme off plan which enabled the developer to deliver the whole site within their target development horizon. We still maintain a number of units within this block as part of our long term investment portfolio.
The Lace Market within Nottingham City Centre was one of the most important centres for weaving clothing in the UK. As supply chains moved to less developed countries the area became destabilised and yet many of the buildings were of outstanding quality and in need of regeneration. Woolpack Lane was one of a number of projects to rejuvenate the area which is now a vibrant urban living environment. We purchased a number of units within the first phase of the building and have retained them within our long term investment portfolio.