Gloucester-based Newland Homes has officially purchased the land at Daniels Industrial Estate in Stroud, after its plans to transform the brownfield site into a new sustainable housing development were approved by Stroud District Council last year.
It is hoping to start demolition and groundworks in 2024 to pave the way for the construction of 111 low and zero carbon homes on the seven-acre site between Bath Road and Dudbridge Road.
The development will be comprised of 88 two- and three-bedroom terraced, semi-detached and detached houses, as well as 23 one- and two-bedroom apartments, with a contemporary design that reflects the site's industrial and metal fabricating history — including red bricks, large windows and bespoke metal door canopies.
Equipped with the latest renewable technology like air source heat pumps and high-performance solar panels, buildings will be oriented to maximise solar gain and have high levels of insulation to save energy and running costs, with electric vehicle charging points also being created.
It will incorporate ecological enhancements, such as hedgehog highways, bird and bat boxes, tree and wildflower planting, to provide a habitat for wildlife and improve biodiversity, as well as providing privacy for residents — with landscaped areas providing recreational spaces, too.
The Fern House Offices, Gate House and B&Q will all remain on the site.
Many of the buildings earmarked for demolition have been vacant for years, making the site a prime redevelopment opportunity, ideally located less than a mile from Stroud town centre and within easy reach of public transport.
Land director at Newland Homes, Andrew Billings, said: 'Redevelopment has been a long time coming, and we’re eager to start regenerating the site to create a desirable collection of design-led, sustainable homes. Our award-winning zero carbon homes are widely recognised as the future for housing and we’re pleased to be able to bring these to Stroud.'