Hereford Futures has selected the Sanctuary Group, a not for profit social enterprise and one of the UK’s leading housing and care providers, as strategic housing partner in the delivery of a new urban village in the heart of the city.
Comprising up to 800 homes, 65% of which will be open market housing and 35% affordable, work on this project will be carried out sensitively and incorporate energy efficient features to reduce impact on the environment. The new urban village will also be designed to reflect the city’s rural and historical heritage.
In addition to drawing in public and private sector funding to support the delivery of the Urban Village,Sanctuary Group’s role extends to managing the affordable homes through a special stewardship agreement to ensure that the properties and surrounding environment continue to be well maintained into the future.
Sanctuary Group is now working on the masterplan for the urban village. This will form the basis of a planning application and is expected to be submitted during Spring 2013.
With proven expertise in creating and transforming neighbourhoods, Sanctuary Group works hard to make a difference in the areas in which it operates. The organisation has a record of linking investment in construction programmes, local employment and training initiatives, and this will be reinforced through the adoption of the HerefordFutures SustainabilityPolicy.
Sanctuary recently sponsored the Pride of Hereford award and won a sustainability award themselves for work at Shiregreen in Sheffield.
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Hereford Futures has confirmed that it has opened discussions regarding the sale of Phase 1 of Hereford’s Urban Village. The 800 home Village is part of the ESG regeneration area that also includes Stanhope and British Land’s 300,000ft2 retail and leisure scheme at Old Market, opening in April next year.
Planning permission for Phase 1 was granted in August with Sanctuary Group securing outline permission for a 60-bed extra care building and a further 132 homes for sale. Initial expressions of interest are now being sought for the open market housing by Hereford Futures on behalf of Herefordshire Council.