Vistry lands major deals – with almost 1,000 homes set to be built in East Midlands

Vistry's factory in Bardon

Vistry Group, the provider of mixed-tenure homes, has landed two major housing projects – with the majority of the 1,000 homes being manufactured in Leicestershire.

The company has been instructed by Homes England to deliver the regeneration of Birmingham’s City Hospital. The site has outline planning permission for 750 homes, of which more than 50% will be affordable or private rent tenures, with the remaining homes for open market sale. The site will also have more than 8,000 sq ft of commercial and community space.

A second partnership deal in Hardingstone, Northamptonshire, will see the Group deliver 250 mixed tenure homes. The site is also formerly owned by Homes England and has outline planning permission.

The majority of the 1,000 new homes will be built using modern methods of construction, with timber frame panels produced at the Vistry Works factory in Bardon, Leicestershire.

Greg Fitzgerald, chief executive of Vistry Group, said: “These deals further evidence the benefit of our long-term strategic partnership with Homes England, enabling the Group to deliver a significant number of mixed tenure homes in the Midlands. Furthermore, the unique capabilities of Vistry Works will allow us to utilise timber frame manufacturing at scale across both sites, speeding up housing delivery whilst reducing carbon emissions.”