Countryside, Home Group and Three Rivers District Council (TRDC) celebrated the beginning of Phase 2 by hosting a ground breaking ceremony on Wednesday 17th October.
The ceremony marked the start of Phase 2 which comprises of 174 new homes of which 48 homes are for social rent, 126 homes for sale and circa 8,500 sqft of retail space, including new market place. The event also celebrated the achievements of Phase 1A and 1B which have provided 84 high-quality homes and a new Station Approach next to Carpenders Park station.
The event, held in a marquee set up on the Phase 2 site, was attended by local and district councillors, the Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership and Homes England, local retailers and representatives from Home Group, Countryside and Three Rivers District Council. The event was opened by a speech from the Managing Director (West London) at Countryside, Mike Woolliscroft, who emphasised the strength of the partnership between Countryside, Home Group and Three Rivers District Council and the success of the first phase of the project. Brian Ham, Executive Director of Development at Home Group, continued to say that he was very pleased with our partnership working on the South Oxhey Initiative, and being a part of building new homes for the community. The Leader of the Three Rivers District Council, Cllr Sara Bedford, expressed how the scheme is benefiting residents and the wider community through an improved public realm, employment and the opportunity for residents to get onto the property ladder. Visitors also had the opportunity to learn more about the site progress from Daniel King, Development Director (West London) at Countryside.
The presentations were followed by a celebratory set of photographs to mark ‘breaking ground’, and by a walking tour of the nearly completed Phase 1 and Station Approach.