Plans for more than 600 new homes in Kenilworth move forward

Leading regeneration business Vistry Partnerships is playing a key role as Vistry Group gets set to deliver 620 new homes on Glasshouse Lane in Kenilworth, in partnership with Warwick District Council’s Housing Company, Milverton Homes, in a joint venture which will accelerate the provision of new homes and much-needed affordable housing.

This transformational scheme sees Vistry Partnerships building 475 of the homes in a range of sizes, from apartments to five-bedroom family houses, with 190 provided in affordable tenures and 285 being built under the Linden Homes brand for the open market.

Meanwhile Vistry Housebuilding – the part of Vistry Group that focuses on the open market – will be building 145 Bovis Homes, featuring designs from that brand’s Phoenix Collection.

Vistry Group was formed in January 2020 and this scheme is one of the first in the country to see the Partnerships and Housebuilding divisions working together on one project.

New green spaces also form a key part of the proposals; 10 hectares of public landscaping will provide play areas and allotments, whilst 310 homes will be zero-carbon, helping to create a more sustainable community. Construction work is set to commence in March 2022.

Additionally, an area of land has been allocated for a new single form entry primary school, which will help support the area’s wider development.

Commenting, James Warrington, Divisional Managing Director for Vistry Partnerships Central & North, said:
“Glasshouse Lane has the potential to become a transformational new neighbourhood, providing high quality new and affordable homes, with public green space at its heart. As one of the UK’s leading regeneration businesses, we’re experts at transforming redundant areas into vibrant and sustainable new communities, whilst we can also harness the skills and knowledge of the rest of Vistry Group, to achieve the best outcome for a given site, demonstrating the scale and expertise across our business.”

Warwick District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Homes, Health and Wellbeing, Councillor Jan Matecki said;
“This is an exciting partnership which will transform a key area of the district. We are pleased that the homes will be sustainable and affordable taking into consideration the social value as well as supporting apprenticeships and employment opportunities within the district.”