Development of 75 new rental homes set for former Mansfield Brewery site
Development of 75 new rental homes set for former Mansfield Brewery site

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Planning permission granted for 75 new homes in Mansfield

75 new high quality rental homes are set to be built on the former Mansfield Brewery site.

This key four-acre brownfield site will provide homes for 75 households, after Mansfield District Council gave the go-ahead to the plans.The former Brewery land was acquired earlier this year by Wise Living, a venture financed by specialist asset manager ICG-Longbow, working alongside the SDL Group, delivery partners the Nottingham-based property experts SDL Group.

The site has been vacant since the brewery closed in 2002, with the buildings on the site were bulldozed and cleared in 2008.

Wise Living now plans to transform the area with a scheme that will include 12 one bedroom, 21 two-bedroom, 40 three-bedroom and two four bedroom detached and semi-detached family homes, which will help meet the growing demand for rented housing in the town.

Construction is set to commence in the autumn, with the first homes expected to be available to rent in the summer of 2019.

The scheme has been supported by Mansfield District Council, which is keen to develop the site as part of a wider regeneration strategy of regeneration and ; raising the image of Mansfield as a ‘good place to live, work and visit’.

Commenting on the scheme, Kate Allsop, Executive Mayor of Mansfield District Council said:

“The new Wise Living scheme is good news for the people of Mansfield. The proposed development will enhance and integrate well with the character and appearance of the surrounding area and we are very pleased that this brownfield site which has been out of use for many years is to be transformed into much-needed, high quality new rental housing.”

“Wise Living’s plans will play a major role in regenerating this part of the town and will contribute to the growing demand for rented housing in the town.”

Martin Wheeler, Co-Head of ICG-Longbow, said:

“This site is a great example of the Wise Living strategy in action; the redevelopment of a site that has laid vacant for over fifteen years with modern, high quality, accessibly priced housing, which will be available to rent to local families in little lessthan a year.”

Andy Deller, Group Strategy Director at SDL Group, added:

“We are delighted to have received unanimous support from Mansfield District Council for the scheme, which will give local people the opportunity to leave older rental houses and move into brand new, professionally-managed properties, all built to a high standard.

“This key site occupies a prime location close to the town centre and key local amenities and we expect a high level of interest in the homes when they become available next spring.

“The new properties will be professionally managed by the SDL Group, which currently manages more than 35,000 homes.”

Wise Living aims to deliver over 2,000 high-quality, purpose-built homes over the next three years.

It is working with local authorities, land agents and house builders across the Midlands and is currently in advanced talks to acquire a number of further sites, with further announcements expected in the coming weeks.

Wise Living aims to revolutionise the customer’s experience of property services and will provide a unrivalled level of service that is set to challenge existing standards in the private rental sector, create new communities and ultimately drive improved living standards for its tenants.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Donna Hill .

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