Skanska, the construction and development company behind the redevelopment of the Princess Royal Barracks at Deepcut, Surrey, has appointed Bovis Homes Group as the house builder to deliver the second phase of housing at the Mindenhurst scheme.
Bovis Homes will now submit a detailed planning application to Surrey Heath Borough Council and could begin construction as early as 2019. Bovis Homes is the second house builder to secure land at Mindenhurst and is set to offer a range of property types, suitable for downsizers, growing families and first-time buyers.
The Mindenhurst scheme as a whole is being delivered by Skanska on behalf of the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), with each phase of new homes allocated to individual house builders. The first phase is currently being built by CALA Homes. Further phases will be released as the scheme progresses. Skanska is also delivering key infrastructure, such as new roads and community amenities.
Tony Pantling, Development Director at Skanska, said: “Appointing Bovis Homes to deliver the next phase of residential properties demonstrates the progress being made in creating Mindenhurst – a vibrant new emerging community. With new roads now open and the village green visible to all, it’s satisfying to watch the masterplan come to life.”
James Dunne, Regional Managing Director of Bovis Homes added: “We are excited to be working on this project and to be part of creating Mindenhurst. We look forward to delivering a range of high-quality homes in a fantastic location that will appeal to many people.”
Wendy Ivess-Mash, Deputy Head of Estates for the DIO, said: “We welcome Bovis Homes to the project and look forward to them creating the next phase of new homes. Each new house builder helps to bring the formation of a new community even closer.”
Mindenhurst will provide around 1,200 new homes by 2025. The masterplan also includes a new primary school, 69 hectares of public green space, a pub, shops and business premises.
The redevelopment is part of the wider Project Wellesley, for which Skanska is the DIO’s development partner. This involves the construction of a new training facility at Worthy Down in Winchester that, in part, will replace the Princess Royal Barracks at Deepcut. All military functions and personnel will be relocated to Worthy Down using a phased approach.