The scheme which took just over 2-years to build for Orbit Homes comprises a 102 bed extra care facility, 29 houses, 3 separate apartment blocks providing 58 apartments and a retail element.
With a total of 189 dwellings for sale, shared ownership and rental the scheme provides a rich mixed-tenure housing scheme offering real choice to the customer including a number of much needed affordable homes. The scheme is situated next to Stratford train station and within a 5-minute walk of the historic Stratford-upon-Avon town centre. The development is a fantastic example of Vistry Partnerships regeneration and mixed-use expertise; in this case converting land which was previously an old cattle market into a prime development whilst contending with and overcoming challenging urban site logistics, planning constraints, ground contamination and neighbouring stakeholders including a highway running through site, neighbouring hotel, hospital and train station.
There is a transition in scale towards the northern part of the site where two and three storey houses are arranged in streets with a charming new mews created in place of this previously redundant part of the site.
James Warrington, Divisional Managing Director commented, “We have extensive experience designing and constructing extra care schemes across the country and we were very pleased to have worked in partnership with Orbit. As one of the country’s leading regeneration specialists we recognise the need to support our partners to build homes across all tenures, particularly homes and care services for older people.”
We have completely transformed and given new life to a once derelict site in the heart of Stratford. Arden Quarter is a brand-new community, offering a range of housing options for people at all different life stages. We have recently seen the opening of Esquires Arden, an ethical coffee shop right opposite the train station, a further commercial unit is due to open in 2020 and we have worked with Stratford District Council on the artwork project which runs throughout the pathway directly outside Rosalind Court. Andrew McDermott, regional Managing Director at Orbit Homes in the Midlands