First new homes launch for sale at Wintringham, St Neots

21 February 2020
Wintringham site aerial view
Brand new homes now on sale

The first new homes at Wintringham, St Neots, are now available for purchase.

Wintringham is the biggest mixed-use development in St Neots, comprising 2,800 new homes and up to 63,000 sq m of employment space, whilst approximately 146 acres of the development will be green space.

The first phase of the development will include up to 1,650 homes, one of two new primary schools opening in September 2020, 17 acres of land for commercial use and a new district centre with a restaurant, nursery, convenience store, and an incubator building for small businesses. Following a consultation with local stakeholders, plans for a pub are also being developed.

Morris Homes is the first housebuilder to offer new homes at Wintringham, having launched on 15 February, while CALA Homes is expected to launch its own range of homes in April.

The Wintringham Primary Academy is set to open this September, with construction well underway. The Academy will operate as a Forest School, run by the Diamond Learning Trust, encouraging outdoor education and learning principles. At its centre will be an outside space surrounded by glass for students to play and learn in.

Urban&Civic has consciously designed Wintringham incorporating a pedestrian and cycle-friendly environment, with a focus on sustainability and wellbeing. Each residential area will have pocket parks at its heart, creating landscaped green spaces between the new housing. A central north-south linear park will run throughout the whole development, bringing together other green spaces, and the development will feature a range of cycle paths and walkways.

Accessing numerous surrounding towns from St Neots is easy thanks to the area’s extensive road and rail connections. Bus stops will be located at key locations throughout Wintringham, and new homes will not be more than 400 metres from a bus stop, whilst the new community is a 10-minute walk from St Neots train station.

The town is rapidly expanding thanks to its strategic position on the main London-Edinburgh train line and the A1 and A428 road network. It is undergoing significant regeneration and investment: in 2019 the Government named St Neots as one of 50 areas expected to benefit from the £1 billion Future High Streets Fund, whilst the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority has unveiled an ambitious Masterplan for Growth, which details an investment strategy to accelerate growth and value in the town. The masterplan also aims to establish St Neots as the first Smart Town in the country.

Despite this widespread regeneration and investment, St Neots still offers excellent value for money compared to neighbouring towns, with average house prices 41% less expensive than Cambridge, only 18 miles away.

Commenting, Tim Leathes from Urban&Civic said:

“We’re very excited to have reached this major milestone at Wintringham. These new homes from Morris and CALA offer house hunters the first chance to be a part of our vision, whilst Wintringham Primary Academy will officially open later this year. Wintringham is ideally placed to benefit from all that St Neots has to offer, and the area offers excellent value for money compared to many nearby towns. Work continues in earnest as we construct key elements of the first phase, which will begin opening later this year and will include the new district centre.”

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