4,000 jobs take a step closer at Berry Hill
A £250m community scheme in Mansfield has taken another step forward after a new spine road was completed at the site.
Once complete, the 480-acre Lindhurst development to the south of Berry Hill is expected to support around 4,000 jobs and provide up to 1,700 new homes.
More than 500 homes have already been built on the site, which is being delivered by the Lindhurst Group, a partnership between Nottinghamshire County Council, Westerman Homes and Lindhurst Jersey.
The scheme will provide new community and commercial space worth an estimated £100m a year to the local economy, plus 31,000 sq m of commercial space and almost 190,000 sq m of work floor space.
The new £3m, one-kilometre spine road passes through the centre of the site, linking it to the Adamsway roundabout on the A6117. Funded by D2N2, the road will provide access to the centre of the new community.
Building work on the road was carried out by Balfour Beatty and overseen by the Arc Partnership.
Will Morlidge, chief executive of D2N2 LEP, said: “D2N2 is delighted to be investing £3m towards delivering the Lindhurst development, outlining our commitment and confidence in Mansfield now and in the future.
“Sustainable mixed-use development incorporating attractive yet affordable housing, employment opportunities and community facilities are vital to reviving our major towns and helping deliver levelling up across the region.
“The Lindhurst scheme will attract new skills and employment and provide an opportunity for young people to remain and prosper in Mansfield.”
Richard Bowden, project representative for the Lindhust Group, added: “The Lindhurst Group is delighted to see the spine road project coming to fruition.
“It opens the way to key elements of Berry Hill such as the local centre, the site for the new primary school and almost 500 new dwellings, including 170 affordable homes, and connects to the employment area at the east of the development.
“The group is grateful to the D2N2 LEP and to Nottinghamshire County Council for helping to make this possible.”