Housebuilder gets third Preston site under way

John Grime, left, and site manager Jay Carmichael

Anwyl Homes Lancashire has begun work on 72 new houses in Barton, near Preston.

John Grime, Anwyl Homes Lancashire managing director, said: “We had been due to start construction of our Lawrence Gardens development earlier this year when the COVID-19 pandemic struck. We had no choice but to postpone work until it was safe to do so.

“Now, with comprehensive industry guidelines and our own safety measures in place, we are very pleased to report that our third site in the Preston area is under way.”

Anwyl has planning consent for 50 private sale four-bedroom detached homes at Lawrence Gardens, and 22 affordable properties, which will be for a mix of shared ownership and affordable rent.

The development fronts the A6 Garstang Road, six miles north of Preston.

There will be public open space located at the heart of the development and a pedestrian link from Garstang Road to the nearby Lancaster Canal.

An area to the front of the site is earmarked for retail development, most likely a local convenience shop.

John added: “Whilst the Lancashire business was founded in 2017 and is based at Buckshaw Village, near Chorley, our early developments were in St Helens, Prescot and Liverpool, so we’re delighted to now be expanding our presence in central Lancashire close to our regional headquarters.”

Homes at Lawrence Gardens, Barton, are due to go on sale later this year with two fully furnished show homes due to open next Spring and the first homes expected to be ready for occupation soon after. The whole site is scheduled for completion in 2023.

The new Broughton bypass means access to the M6 and M55 motorways is only minutes away, while the village of Barton itself has a semi-rural feel and is only a short drive from the market town of Garstang.

Alongside the Lawrence Garden homes, Anwyl will make a number of financial contributions that will be of direct benefit to the local community, including more than £750,000 that will be used towards primary and secondary education, highways improvements, local footpath improvements and travel plan provision.

New junction works to improve safety and the speed of traffic approaching along Garstang Road will also be funded.