Sempra Homes secures funding for Markhams Chase development

Sempra Homes secures funding for Markhams Chase development

Funding has been secured by Sempra Homes for the delivery of the Markhams Chase development in Basildon. The development of three, contemporary two-bedroom houses will be delivered in partnership with One Public Estate under the Government’s Brownfield Land Release Fund (BLRF) programme.

Melanie Keys, Services Manager at Sempra Homes commented: “We are pleased to see this development come forward, which will be delivered in partnership with One Public Estate and Homes England. It has been a long time in the making, and we look forward to seeing the transformation of the site from its current unused hardstanding, which has been prone to fly-tipping and nuisance for many years, into three beautiful contemporary homes.”

The modern homes will be available as part of Sempra Homes’ Shared Ownership affordable housing programme, which will give priority to Basildon Borough residents, key workers, and veterans, who will be able to purchase these homes and make their first steps on the housing ladder.

The homes will be built to a high specification featuring integrated energy-efficient appliances in the kitchen Using a Fabric First Approach, they will be designed to be energy efficient as well as meet National Space standards. Sempra Homes will also be working with Secured by Design officers to achieve gold accreditation, creating a safe place for people to live.

As part of the sustainability strategy for the development, each property will have an electric vehicle charging point, and all mature trees will be retained as well as the inclusion of a wild meadow and pollinator planting to encourage wildlife.

Sempra Homes will also be creating a new sheltered bus stop on Markhams Close with real-time information boards and providing a contribution of £10,000 towards the Find Your Active Basildon Partnership to improve the health of the local community through well-being and physical activity community work in the area, which is aligned with the Council’s Safe and Sounds Estates work.

The development was designed by Calford Seadon Architects and Building Associates are appointed to construct the new development, with PSW acting as Sempra’s Employers Agents.

Image: Calford Seaden

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