King’s Park, St Albans

In the face of strong competition, Wates Developments in partnership with Linden Homes Chiltern acquired this 30 acre site in St Albans (2010).

The acquisition was a complicated transaction with a proportion of the site being forward sold to a Beechcroft/Berkeley Homes Partnership to deliver new retirement homes within the scheme.

Planning was secured in 2011 for the Wates/Linden element for 150 new homes on this landmark site.

Highlights:

  • Ex playing field site located ten minutes’ walk from the city centre
  • Extensive consultation was undertaken to ensure local residents and key stakeholders were positively engaged in the detailed design and planning process
  • Is a highly regarded scheme with now over 50% sold
  • The project has made significant contributions to improving sustainable transport initiatives within St Albans including a new cycle link and electronic real time bus information. 

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