Work starts on Longhurst Group’s 135 home development ‘The Leas’ in Boston
13 December 2022
Work has got under way on our new 135 home development in Boston.
We’re building the homes on Toot Lane in the town, and all of them will come with ground source heat pumps.
The development will be made up of 12 one-bedroom homes, 69 two-bedroom properties, 50 three-bedroom homes and a further four with four-bedrooms.
In total, 36 of the homes will be made available on a Shared Ownership basis, 22 for Rent to Buy and the remaining homes will be available for social rent. It's being part-funded through a grant from Homes England as part of our strategic partnership.
Marcus Keys, Executive Director of Growth and Development said: “I’m absolutely delighted to see work get under way at Toot Lane, which is the largest individual development that we’ll have delivered on our own.
We know that there’s a need for affordable housing of this type in the Boston area, and we’re proud to be bringing such a number of homes forward to help address that need.
“We know that there’s a need for affordable housing of this type in the Boston area, and we’re proud to be bringing such a number of homes forward to help address that need.
“It’ll also create lots of opportunities for local people to take their first step onto the property ladder, which aligns perfectly with our Improving Lives vision in which we’re committed to providing the homes people want, where they’re needed most.
“I’m pleased that there’s such a good variety in the type of housing we’re delivering on this site, which will help to open home ownership opportunities to a larger number of local people.
“It’s also exciting to see each home including a ground source heat pump, which again signals our commitment to more sustainable housing and reducing the carbon footprint of our homes.
“I’m now looking forward to seeing work progress and our plans for this area of Boston come to fruition.”
The homes will be handed over and become available in phases, with the development scheduled for completion in 2025.
It’s also exciting to see each home including a ground source heat pump, which again signals our commitment to more sustainable housing and reducing the carbon footprint of our homes.
Adam Mayer, Managing Director of D Brown Building Contractors, said: “The collaboration to get to this exciting project milestone is a huge credit to everyone involved with the scheme.
“Since the first concept ideas about developing the site were conceived some four years ago, the team has worked tirelessly to overcome various economic challenges thrown at them to ensure viability has been maintained, quality levels remain at our highest standards and we push the boundaries on sustainability with a vested interest on future trends and legislation.
“As part of this commitment, we’re extremely proud to be carrying out one of the largest ground source heat pump sites in the region to deliver the full 135 properties using this innovative method and our thanks go to Longhurst Group for their shared commitment and vision in achieving this with us.
“We’re very much looking forward to continuing existing relationships to bring much needed affordable housing forward in this area.”