Dignitaries attend launch of beautiful new homes at Dukes Quarter
Dignitaries from across the region gathered at Prince Philip Park in Whitehill & Bordon on Thursday for the official launch of new homes at Dukes Quarter.
More than 50 people attended the event, including Cllr Leslie Webber, Mayor of Whitehill Town Council, Sandy Hopkins, Chief Executive of East Hampshire District Council, and Kathy Slack, Executive Director of Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership.
There was the opportunity to partake in a guided tour of the stylish showhome and the new visitor centre; which houses a fantastic scale model of the town and details of the planned regeneration programme.
Will Phair, Sales Manager at Taylor Wimpey South Thames, gave a keynote address about the launch of the Taylor Wimpey new homes. He spoke about their excitement around the launch, and how a new range of amenities, schooling and infrastructure, will support Dukes Quarter and further housing planned for Prince Philip Park.
Dukes Quarter will comprise of 172 beautifully designed apartments and houses, located just off the new relief road. With a range of two to four-bedroom homes and the large open green space of Hogmoor Inclosure just across the road, Dukes Quarter is suitable for many types of homebuyer. Prices start from £212,000.
Dukes Quarter is the first phase of housing at Prince Philip Park. The regeneration of Prince Philip Park by the Whitehill & Bordon Regeneration Company, is a joint venture between Dorchester Regeneration and Taylor Wimpey.
The Whitehill & Bordon Regeneration Company’s commitment is to provide a broad range of new housing to meet the full range of market demand, including affordable, private, for rent, for military, housing targeted at the over 65s and 75s, plus custom build and self-build. The plan is to build 2,400 homes on site at a rate of 300-400 per year.
James Child, Project Lead, Whitehill & Bordon Regeneration Company, said:
“The launch of Dukes Quarter is a key milestone on the roadmap for Prince Philip Park. There has already been a strong level of interest in these quality homes. We are delighted that people who have recently reserved will be moving in to homes this summer.
“Housing at Dukes Quarter is being delivered alongside the new Mill Chase Academy school which will open in September next year. The BOSC sports and community events’ facility opens in September this year. Hogmoor Park on Dukes Quarter’s doorstep is a tremendous facility and very popular. This is a very exciting time for us and the local community.”
Cllr Ferris Cowper, Portfolio Holder for Whitehill & Bordon, said:
“This is another exciting step forward in the regeneration of Whitehill & Bordon. These are the first homes to be opened to the public on Prince Philip Park, the largest of the sites being transformed by this partnership.
“These fantastic homes combine with the new infrastructure and job opportunities to provide perfect economic balance for a successful, sustainable community.
“The new residents who will soon be moving into these homes in Prince Philip Park will also be able to enjoy the town’s vibrant new town centre, with a new shopping centre, leisure centre and a health hub.”