Photos show progress at Longhurst Group’s Caxton Place development in Boston
25 August 2022
Work is continuing at our new affordable housing development in Boston.
We’re delivering the 47-home Caxton Place development on Norfolk Street in the town.
It’s being built on the former Magnadata printing company site in the town, with the printing theme and William Caxton’s introduction of the printing press to England providing the inspiration for the development name.
After work got under way last year, the first homes have now been completed and residents moved in, and work continues on the remaining plots.
Marcus Keys, Executive Director of Growth and Development, said: “There’s a clear need for affordable housing of this kind within Boston and the surrounding area and we’re delighted to be providing 47 homes as part of the solution to this need.
“Delivering Caxton Place is also perfectly aligned with our Improving Lives vision and providing the homes people want where they’re needed most.
“The homes are multi-tenure, with a mix of shared ownership and rented homes, meaning we’ve created lots of opportunities for local people to get on the housing ladder.
“By developing a brownfield site such as the former Magnadata site, we believe Caxton Place helps regenerate this area of the town, connecting seamlessly with surrounding developments and architecture, complementing the local area and appearance.”
The homes are multi-tenure, with a mix of shared ownership and rented homes, meaning we’ve created lots of opportunities for local people to get on the housing ladder.
The site was previously home to Magnadata, the first company to produce magnetic strip tickets for British Rail and the development has been part-funded through a grant from Homes England as part of our strategic partnership.
D Brown is the contractor building Caxton Place and Director Adam Mayer said: “When we look back at how the brownfield site was when we took possession and fast forward to the present day in seeing happy families moving into their new homes, it’s a clear demonstration of the hard work and commitment shown by our delivery team in what is still a challenging economy.
“This has also been made possible by the fantastic working relationship between D Brown and Longhurst Group and we look forward to this continuing until the last keys are handed over.”