Godwin Developments has submitted plans for a 116-home build to rent (BTR) and flexible commercial space scheme in Ely, Cambridgeshire.
The Cathedral Green development, located in Angel Drove in the south of the city has been designed to create an ‘urban village’ style of living for residents of all ages, whilst delivering much-needed quality housing to the area.
The development consists of 57 two- and three-bedroom houses, all with private gardens, 59 one- and two-bedroom low rise apartments with balconies, and 122 parking spaces for residents and guests. There will also be a 1,457 sq. metre three-floor commercial building within the scheme, providing flexible workspace.
It is designed to offer modern living in keeping with the local architectural character and will feature extensive open landscapes for community activities and social interaction. Features include a woodland walk, play areas and an exercise space. The village green will be at the heart of the scheme, a car-free zone to create a safe space for children and other pedestrians.
Links will be created between the new development and nearby communities, as well as improving the existing infrastructure to create safer and better links for current and future residents.
The site is located a 10-minute walk from the city centre, as well as a host of local amenities including shops, schools, and a doctor’s surgery. It is also just a stone’s throw from Ely Train Station, with direct links to London, Cambridge, and Stanstead Airport. There is also easy access to the A10, the main route to Cambridge, Peterborough, and London, as well as a regular bus service.
Gundeep Gill, associate director at Godwin Developments said “We are delighted to have submitted plans for our latest build-to-rent housing development in Ely, created specifically to cater to rising demand for single family homes in regional towns and cities. Our proposals seek to deliver a scheme that will fit well into the local area and improve its appeal to a wide range of residents, while also bringing new homes and jobs to Ely. Aligned with East Cambridge District Council’s Development Plan, the scheme combines modern living with green and flexible working spaces, supporting quality of life and well-being for residents, while enhancing the biodiversity of the area and the wider city”
James Mulcare, head of residential capital markets at Godwin Developments said “Residential investment – and particularly BTR – is a key focus for our business. Our aim is to build the next generation of purpose-built rental accommodation for residents seeking quality homes and superior service. At the same time, we are also catering for the growing demand for long term stable income opportunities from investors.
Cathedral Green, which will be the first BTR scheme in Ely, is a new style of development just for rent, designed to attract a mix of residents, including families, single-person households, couples, and independent senior residents – creating a truly multigenerational community. It will cater to a growing requirement for homes in suburban destinations, commuter towns and regional cities, that benefit from proximity to key areas of employment, access to nearby transport, private and public green spaces, amenities, and local places of interest.
When completed, the development will be under single institutional ownership and it will be professionally operated and maintained to ensure it remains a welcoming home to its occupants and an asset to the city for many years to come.”
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