Town Mayor lays first brick at Micklewell Park … Orbit Homes new flagship development in Daventry

Orbit Homes, one of the UK’s leading housing providers, has laid the first brick at its new flagship development in Northamptonshire, Micklewell Park.

Cllr Karen Tweedale, the Mayor of Daventry, Andy McDermott, Orbit Homes Regional Managing Director and Louis Brooker, Orbit Homes Project Manager for Micklewell Park

Andy McDermott, Orbit Homes Regional Managing Director was joined by Cllr Karen Tweedale, the Mayor of Daventry, to lay the foundation stone at the first Shared Ownership unit at Micklewell Park in Daventry.

Micklewell Park is an exciting new development consisting of one and two-bedroom apartments and two, three, four and five-bedroom houses. The first phase is scheduled to be completed in March 2023 and will include eight acres of newly planted woodland, 20 allotment spaces, electric car charging points, two bus stops, and land allocated for a brand-new primary school. Two further phases of the development will commence thereafter.

The scheme will create 450 new homes which will be a mixture of rented, Shared Ownership and market sale properties. The Government-backed Help to Buy: Equity Loan scheme is also available on market sale apartments and houses.

The new development is situated on the outskirts of Daventry, nestled in the Northamptonshire countryside and overlooking the picturesque village of Welton.

Andy McDermott, Orbit Homes Regional Managing Director in the Midlands, said: “We are excited to offer a brand-new selection of 450 properties at our new flagship development in Daventry. Micklewell Park is a mixed tenure scheme which has been designed to create a thriving new community, that not only provides a fantastic place to live, but becomes a destination in its own right.

“The scheme is situated on the northern outskirts of Daventry, with easy access to a variety of shops, restaurants, open green spaces and excellent transport links, making it an ideal location for first-time buyers, families or commuters. We are expecting a lot of interest in this new development, so I would encourage people to get in touch now and register early to avoid disappointment!”

Mayor of Daventry, Cllr Karen Tweedale, added: “Daventry is growing, with more and more families choosing to settle in this historic market town. These homes will deliver much needed housing for Daventry, whose lucky occupants will be welcomed into our wonderful community. It is therefore a great honour to mark such a significant milestone in these building works.”

Daventry town centre is located just two miles away from Micklewell Park and is home to a unique mix of shops, including independent boutiques, high street brands, superstores and a regular local market. The bustling historic town is also a great place to socialise, with a variety of cafés, pubs and restaurants to enjoy.

The development is close to an excellent choice of schools, including Welton Church of England Academy and Monksmoor Park CE Primary School, as well as Moulton College for higher education.

Major roads are also easily accessible from the new development, including the A45, A5 and M1. Northampton is only 15 miles away and the local railway station at Long Buckby is just under 6 miles, with regular trains to London Euston in just 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Conveniently located for outdoor activities, Daventry Country Park is situated within one mile of the town centre, and is easily accessible by car, bicycle or on foot. The open space is home to a reservoir which leads visitors through meadow and woodlands, and the park also features a café, adventure playground and outdoor gym equipment.

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