Working In Partnership
The Whitehill & Bordon Regeneration Company, the joint venture between Dorchester Regeneration and Taylor Wimpey UK, brings together two companies with significant experience in listening to communities and delivering large scale regeneration schemes. The scheme involves key stakeholders including Hampshire County Council, East Hampshire District Council, EM3 LEP and the Homes and Communities Agency.
Dorchester Regeneration is the development arm of Dorchester Group of Companies. It seeks to add value through strategic long-term investment, focusing on building communities and community infrastructure.
The company has over twenty years’ experience in property development, having advised and funded many large development projects run by national house builders. It is committed to delivering high quality, bespoke schemes with a particular emphasis on the regeneration of brownfield sites.
DORCHESTER REGENERATION CASE STUDY
In 2009, the Dorchester Group acquired Heyford Park, formally the largest airfield in Europe, from the North Oxfordshire Consortium. This was one of the UK’s largest strategic residential land investments made during the global financial crisis.
Set in 1,231 acres of Oxfordshire, Heyford Park was in the 1970s inhabited by 15,000 American servicemen. As such the site has a rich and colourful history and the maintenance of many of the buildings is of national heritage importance. The Americans left in 1994 and since this time the site has been extensively let for residential and commercial uses. There are currently 315 let homes which are 97% occupied by over 800 residents and over 1,000 people work within 1.4m square feet of lettable space on the estate.
Since we purchased Heyford Park in August 2009, we have gained a planning consent for a comprehensive redevelopment of the site including building 763 new homes. Our scheme refurbishes many existing buildings and creates/builds attractive recreational areas and facilities including a village green, sports centre, playing fields, church, community centre, nursery and supermarket. As well as an on-site crèche, Heyford Park hosts one of the smallest all-through schools in the country, Heyford Park Free School, with a maximum of 60 pupils per year group. This new school is the hub of this new community and its state of the art facilities ensure the best possible academic grades are met for each individual child.
Heyford Park has established itself as one of Oxfordshire’s leading business parks, attracting a broad range of occupiers from both the private and public sectors. The park is also home to over 100 established businesses that employ over 1,200 people.
Dorchester Regeneration is keen to support the community at Heyford Park and organises and sponsors local events and activities.
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Taylor Wimpey is one of the UK’s largest residential developers building over 14,000 homes per year from 24 regional businesses across England, Scotland and Wales. The company was formed in 2007 through a merger between George Wimpey and Taylor Woodrow, our combined history dating back to 1880. Taylor Wimpey has national scale, local knowledge and financial strength. Our mission is to create great places to live and deliver an excellent service which inspires and delights our stakeholders.
We are a responsible community developer, committed to working with local people, community groups and local authorities, keeping them informed about our work throughout the life of the development and creating a lasting legacy. We do much more than build homes; we add social, economic and environmental value to the wider communities in which we operate.
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TAYLOR WIMPEY CASE STUDY
In 2017 we formed a joint venture with the London Borough of Wandsworth to regenerate the Winstanley and York Road estate in Battersea, London.
We are delivering 2,700+ homes, affordable housing and a new community facility with combined library, leisure and children’s centre, including an eight-court sports hall and three swimming pools. Our careful approach knits together the masterplan into the existing surrounding neighbourhoods through the creation of a new 2.5-hectare London park at the centre, accessible to new and existing residents and the surrounding communities.
We are creating jobs, education and training opportunities for local people and enhancing connections between the neighbourhood and wider community, Clapham Junction station and the River Thames by facilitating movement through the site and to the new park. We are also supporting the Council in holding their yearly GetActive festival, held on site, which aims to promote health, wellbeing and strengthening community spirit.
The hybrid planning submission, submitted in January 2019, marks not only a major milestone being completed for the project, but also signifies one of the largest estate regeneration schemes submitted in London within the last ten years. The scheme also represents one of Taylor Wimpey’s largest hybrid planning applications to date. In August 2018 we obtained detailed planning for ‘Phase Zero’ consisting of 138 private and affordable homes, a reprovided church and a school, allowing us to start on site in December 2018 and rehouse the first residents.
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