Successful completion of a decade-long engagement
For almost a decade, Hunters successfully provided Employer’s Agent services to the Aldwyck Housing Group in Bedford, assisting in delivering both affordable rent and shared ownership for all the social housing developments.
This included a mix of 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom houses, amounting to 535 units in total. As part of a larger development of 2,500 houses, it represents a highly integrated and comprehensive development including the provision of a Lower School, community facilities, district centre, country park, open space, playing fields, footpaths and cycle routes. A Park and Ride scheme as well as a new road link across the River Great Ouse connecting the A421 has also been provided, benefitting both residents as well as the wider community.
With Bedfordshire ranking second to London, as the most densely populated county in England, the developments will assist in addressing housing concerns within the region. Properties benefit from large windows and doorways, assisting with natural lighting, complemented by the adjacent vast green open spaces.
Hunters overcame several challenges, including negotiating with five separate developers to achieve consistency within the specification across the phases at pre-contract stage, ensuring this was carried out to completion. Hunters were also tasked with resourcing mass handovers across 29 separate phases to comply with stringent client deadlines.
Vanessa Dockerill, Deputy Director of Development at Aldwyck Housing Group commented:
“Our positive relationships with Hunters, development partners and the local communities have made the development at West of Bedford extremely successful for Aldwyck Housing Group. Working closely with Hunters and our development partners on this project has ensured timely delivery of much needed affordable housing, to a high-quality standard. We look forward to working on future projects in the Bedfordshire region, continuing to deliver great quality homes in areas people want to live.”