A £3 million investment by D2N2 from the Local Growth Fund will help pave the way for a proposed 805-house development at Top Wighay Farm near Hucknall in Nottinghamshire.
BSP is providing drainage and flood risk advice to Arc Partnership and Gleeds for the £10.3 million scheme, overseen by Nottinghamshire County Council.
The D2N2 investment into the Top Wighay Farm development will kick-start the project which had stalled due to a historic funding gap. Other funders for the project include Nottinghamshire County Council and Homes England.
The Top Wighay Farm Nottinghamshire site, a 40-hectare site situated north-west of Hucknall, will feature an 805-property housing development, a new primary school, and a local community centre.
Developers will use modern building techniques to accelerate construction of the housing units, 30% of which have been designated as affordable.
The development will also feature land for employment purposes, plus associated open space for community health and well-being.
Work is due to begin by the summer, with infrastructure works expected to be completed by 2021.
BSP was appointed via the Scape National Built Environment Consultancy Services (BECS) framework, delivered by Perfect Circle – a joint venture formed by Pick Everard, Gleeds and AECOM, set up to realise value and opportunity for public authorities, Scape and communities across the UK.
For more details visit www.d2n2lep.org/Top-Wighay-Farm