06 December 2016

Work starts on first phase of new homes at Holburne Park

Construction work has started on the first phase of Holburne Park in Bath, marking an important milestone in the new neighbourhood of stylish homes’ being created off Warminster Road.

Demolition and earthworks to shape the layout of the site are now complete, and HardRock Developments, the developer behind the scheme, has appointed independent local contractor Mi-space to build out the first phase of the project, which consists of 61 homes.

The construction firm has begun on site, focusing initially on infrastructure works, which include installing drainage, building new roads and laying the foundations for the new homes.

In mid-late January, when the infrastructure works are complete, the homes will begin to take shape above ground with work expected to start on the structural block work and timber frame construction.

Phase one will comprise a mixture of two to six-bedroom terraced houses and apartments set among landscaped, tree-lined grounds, including 29 affordable homes. The first homes are anticipated to be complete and ready for their new owners to move into later in 2017.

Francis Firmstone, director of Hardrock Developments said: “Holburne Park is now really going to start taking shape, which is an exciting step in the transformation of this space into a new neighbourhood for Bath.

“We are taking inspiration from the city of Bath to create a new community at Holburne Park, with homes that are set to become modern classics. It’s a really special location. The homes are set in landscaped parkland bordering the canal, but also offer remarkable views of the city’s famous skyline and are only a stroll from the city centre.”

Rob Benson, divisional director for Mi-space, part of Bristol-based construction and building firm, The Midas Group, said: “As a local independent construction company we are delighted to be working with HardRock on this exciting new development. We are committed to investing in the communities that we live and work in, employing locally and using local sub-contractors wherever we can.”

Set in a secluded location on Warminster Road, above Sydney Gardens and bordering the picturesque Kennet and Avon Canal, Holburne Park will offer a rare opportunity to own a brand new contemporary classically-designed home in a location close to central Bath – the only World Heritage city in the UK.

The former Ministry of Defence site is being transformed into a new neighbourhood of more than 200 classically-styled homes (including 81 affordable homes) with expansive views of the city’s historic skyline and open countryside beyond.

Designed by the leading classical architect Robert Adam, whose firm designed the Duchy of Cornwall’s acclaimed Poundbury in Dorset, the homes are arranged to create an intimate village feel.

Surrounded by greenery and big open skies, yet a short, gentle stroll from the vibrant city centre, these new homes will have timeless appeal, honouring Bath’s distinct character but designed for modern living.

The facades of the homes will be made of locally-sourced Bath stone and natural materials with bespoke detailing. Interiors will include hand-picked features that complement the homes’ architecture, creating individual, personalised places fit for modern living. Many of the homes feature flexible living spaces as well as formal living rooms, open plan designs and garages or parking spaces.

Anyone interested in registering their interest in buying a home should contact Giles Harling at Savills on 01225 474591.

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