THE second phase of a massive housing development to the west of Waterlooville has been agreed.
Grainger plc, which is overseeing the 2,500-home Berewood development, has announced phase two will be developed by Redrow Homes.
The company will build about 250 homes and work should start in the new year.
Phase one, comprising 194 homes, is under construction by Bloor Homes and the first properties are being marketed.
The plot for phase two sits within the ‘garden suburb’ section of Berewood, where design, density, material choice and house styles will reflect the traditional Arts & Crafts style of the original garden suburbs.
John Beresford, development director at Grainger, said: ‘We are really looking forward to working with Redrow Homes on the next phase of Berewood.
‘Its reputation for high quality urban building means that we can be confident that the homes will be built to a high standard.
‘Redrow’s design submission interpreted our design codes perfectly and is very much in keeping with the vision of Berewood that we have promised to deliver. ‘The masterplan at Berewood has been developed in a way that enables the whole development to be delivered in a joined-up manner.
‘This long-term approach that Grainger takes will create a neighbourhood which echoes many of the qualities of the traditional English garden suburb.’
John Allan, managing director of Redrow Homes (Southern Counties), said: ‘This imaginative and well-planned garden suburb is the perfect location for our Arts & Crafts inspired heritage collection.
‘The acquisition of land for approximately 250 plots is an important milestone in our plans to expand Redrow’s newly-created Southern Counties division.’