Development of recent properties at Gillingham Lakes growth begins


Construction of 90 new homes on a North Dorset housing estate has begun.

The first phase of development for Taylor Wimpey Southern Counties, Gillingham Lakes, recently began after the contracts for the first phase of the Gillingham site were closed in late December and the second phase contracts were also exchanged.

Phase one has a detailed building permit for 90 apartments, 20 percent of which are intended for affordable housing.

The upcoming development near Addison Close will consist of a range of two to four bedroom homes in a variety of styles, with purchase opportunities for anyone looking to step up the real estate ladder. Gillingham Lakes will also have large public open spaces next to the Capelin River.

Taylor Wimpey Southern Counties will make significant financial contributions to improving local infrastructure and community facilities as part of its building permit.

A contribution of over £ 1,400,000 will be made to Dorset Council, which includes over £ 132,000 for a community hall, £ 530,000 to support local education, over £ 70,000 for the Hardings Lane recreation area and over £ 40,000 for a sports area. In addition, contributions are made for footpaths, bus stops and local play areas.

A point of sale for Gillingham Lakes is slated to open in the fall of 2021, and Taylor Wimpey Southern Counties has submitted its draft planning application for 115 units (25 percent locally affordable) in phase two. The aim is to complete the second phase land in June 2022.

Roz Wells, Director of Sales and Marketing at Taylor Wimpey Southern Counties, said, “We are very excited to begin work on Gillingham Lakes and look forward to a brand new community taking shape in North Dorset.

“Our development will include high quality, newly built homes for buyers at various stages of the property manager. Our goal is to create a place where people are proud to call home and engage with and support the region in the years to come. ”

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