March 5, 2021
Five-star homebuilder Hayfield has started construction work at a prime 9.5-acre site in the Buckinghamshire village of Hanslope to deliver 101 eco-friendly luxury homes. The £36m project is Hayfield’s first ‘Green Revolution’ development, featuring Air Source Heat Pumps, energy-efficient underfloor heating, the smartest electric vehicle fast-charging points available and ultra-fast broadband.
Accessed off Castlethorpe Road within the Borough of Milton Keynes, the site was purchased in two phases. Due to be launched to the market this summer, Hayfield is delivering a range of two, three, four and five-bedroom houses, together with two-bedroom bungalows. The scheme will also incorporate landscaped Public Open Space, public footpaths and a children’s play area. Named Hayfield Walk, the site is within easy walking distance of the range of amenities within Hanslope’s historic village centre and the Ofsted Outstanding-rated Primary School.
Andy Morris, Operations Director at Hayfield said: “Commencing work on a new development site during the third national lockdown is not a decision we have taken lightly. With the benefit of an expansive site and robust social distancing measures in place from the outset, getting development work underway here will enable us to meet pent up demand in the Buckinghamshire housing market.
“We are also very pleased that this impressive £36m development will create and safeguard construction jobs and provide a boost to the local economy at a time when the UK is gradually easing its way out of lockdown. Hayfield Walk will elevate the standard of new homes built in this sought-after area and showcase how sustainable living doesn’t need to compromise on luxury. Our entire team is focused on exceeding the hopes and aspirations of the people who chose to own a Hayfield home.”
All staff, contractors and visitors are working in accordance with Hayfield’s Covid-19 Safe Operating Procedure. This continues to be monitored and updated in accordance with the Government and Construction Leadership Council guidance to ensure our workforce can work safely while being COVID compliant. The multi award-winning housebuilder’s six other live sites also operate in line with these procedures, where over 500 homes are currently under construction.
Hanslope is a picturesque semi-rural village that is popular with commuters working in Milton Keynes, Northampton and London. The location commands premium prices due to its excellent schooling, easy access to the great outdoors and the close proximity of Wolverton train station, which provides a direct regular service to London Euston in under 50 minutes.
Hayfield is creating a new access road and footpaths to adoptable standards from Castlethorpe Road, and the development has been designed to seamlessly assimilate into the surrounding environment. The executive houses and bungalows have been designed with a high degree of consideration to the local vernacular, with features including brick detailing, traditional porches and quoining. The density of the development will be archetypally Hayfield and much lower than typical new build schemes, with open landscaped spaces, a SUDS balancing pond and a fully equipped children’s play area incorporated into the masterplan.
Situated in the rural north of Milton Keynes, Hanslope is the fourth largest settlement outside the urban area of Milton Keynes, after Newport Pagnell, Olney and Woburn Sands. It is identified as a ‘Key Settlement’ by Milton Keynes. Hayfield Walk is less than half a mile from the village centre and well-served by bus stops providing regular services to the neighbouring villages, Milton Keynes - located nine miles away, and Northampton - located 10 miles away.