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The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) have now completed on the sale of Plot A Brackmills. An industrial development site of 2.79 hectares gross, located at the heart of the well-established Brackmills Industrial Estate to the south east of Northampton Town Centre.

Thomas Lister acting on behalf of the HCA negotiated a sale to Tungsten Properties Ltd who have subsequently obtained planning permission for the development of 66,700 sq.ft of small scale industrial, warehouse, trade counter units as well as ancillary uses to include A1 shops and A3 restaurant/cafés. The scheme has attracted substantial interest and several units are already under offer.

Simon Herring, Area Manager for the HCA commented that ‘the site suffered from issues of topography and land stability and required a dynamic approach to understanding site constraints to arrive at a development solution which would prove attractive to the developer market. Thomas Lister provided a range of development consultancy and agency advice to the HCA leading to the successful sale of a long standing surplus asset which has historically failed to attract developer interest’.

It is anticipated that the first units will be completed in Q3 2016 by Tungsten Properties Ltd.

Redevelopment of a brownfield site on Newburn Crescent in Swindon has commenced long awaited redevelopment by local property developer, E.P. Keogh Contractors Ltd.

The site which transferred to the ownership of the Homes & Communities Agency (HCA) in 2013 as part of a portfolio of surplus public sector land, was subsequently acquired by E.P. Keogh Contractors Ltd following a marketing campaign implemented on behalf of the HCA by Thomas Lister.

Planning permission was secured in October 2015 for redevelopment for 14 new dwellings on the land which had been vacant and derelict for well over a decade.

Rachel Lister at Thomas Lister said

“We are delighted that the disposal of this site will deliver high quality and much needed new homes for Swindon. The derelict nature of the site means that this is not particularly straight forward to deliver given the challenges which exist”.

“E.P. Keogh Contractors Ltd has demonstrated that through their enthusiastic and pragmatic approach that they possess both the technical and local experience to deliver a high quality scheme. The new dwellings are anticipated to be completed by Autumn 2016”.