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6 June 2019

‘De Havilland Gardens’ to Offer 60 Homes in Huntingdonshire

De Havilland Gardens is the name for the new 60-home development in Huntingdonshire which is now under construction.

The scheme of  2,3, 4 and 5 bed properties will offer a mix of outright sale, shared ownership and affordable rent. 24 of the homes will provide affordable housing.

The name of the development recognises the heritage of the site as a former RAF base and is taken from the De Havilland Aircraft Company. Similarly, all the names for the homes will have aviation links with aircraft nicknames used: the Dove, the Devon, the Canberra, the Heron, the Derby, the Doncaster.

The homes in Upwood are being developed by Evera Homes, a ground-breaking joint venture created and capitalised by Flagship Group, Hyde Group, Longhurst Group and Cross Keys Homes.

Evera Homes was launched in late 2018 to tackle the acute housing shortage by delivering homes at a greater pace. The plan is to deliver the start on site of an additional 2,000 new homes by 2023.

Claire Higgins, Chair of Evera Homes said: “By combining our skills, knowledge and expertise, we are working together to build high quality homes to meet the significant housing need in the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough combined authority area.

“De Havilland Gardens is our very first development and it is fantastic to see the progress that is being made on these properties which we expect to be highly sought after.”

The scheme is expected to be completed in late summer and the homes are now being marketed. Anyone interested can find out more  sales@everahomes.co.uk 

5 November 2018

Evera secures it’s first development

Evera Homes, a ground-breaking joint venture to deliver new homes in the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough combined authority area, has just announced its first development scheme.

Work will start in December 2018 on the 60-home project near Upwood in Huntingdonshire. The development consists of 2,3,4, and 5 bed properties delivering a mix of outright sale, shared ownership and affordable rent. Demonstrating Evera’s commitment to maximising the delivery of affordable housing, 24 homes will be of this tenure type – making up 40% of the total scheme.

 The news of Evera’s first development was announced at the official launch event on Monday 5 November in Cambridge. More than 50 prominent and influential people from the housing sector attended to find out more about what Evera has to offer and ways of working together.

Chair of Evera Homes Claire Higgins said: “I’m really delighted that we have now had approval for our first development. We have been keen to work quickly because we share ambition. We have been well-received by local authorities, landowners and agents and have several other potential opportunities we will be able to announce soon.”

Carol Cairns, Head of Home Ownership and Supply for the South East at Homes England, was one of the key speakers at the event. She said: “Working in partnership to share risk and reward on sites, to ensure delivery is in the right places, of the right quality and appropriately addresses local needs, I think is fantastic.

“We’re already working together with some of the organisations forming Evera Homes, so we have those partnerships in place. I think finding new ways to drive the delivery of homes is really important, so I’m pleased to see Housing Associations working together to find new ways to deliver more homes.”

 Julie Doyle, Chief Executive of Longhurst Group, said: “We want to build futures together and believe that by working in partnership we can deliver thousand more homes by sharing our expertise and resources.

“The level of interest at our launch event was extremely encouraging. It’s our hope that the positive conversations which were held will lead to further possibilities for growth across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to support the ongoing economic success in the area.”