Posted on Apr 10, 2019
As the first signs of spring start to appear at Stanton Cross, Paul Soutar, Bovis Homes Divisional Operations Director, provides an insight into recent progress. A vibrant new residential community is now emerging and infrastructure works are well underway to provide vital connections between Stanton Cross and the surrounding areas.
“This is a hugely exciting time for Stanton Cross. We are now well into the delivery phase of this incredible scheme and, at the end of 2018, we celebrated a significant milestone when we handed over the keys to the first very homeowners at Bovis Homes’ Wendelburie Rise development, which sits at the heart of Ise Valley View – one of five distinctive development areas within Stanton Cross.
“This first group of homeowners really are quite special. When complete, this brand new extension to Wellingborough will include a total of 3,650 homes – tens of thousands of people will eventually call Stanton Cross ‘home’ – so the first people to move to the development are true pioneers of the exceptional community which is being established here. They will always have an important part to play in the Stanton Cross story.
“They will soon be joined by more homeowners – both at Wendelburie Rise, where progress is continuing apace, and at Bellway Homes’ The Beeches development, where construction is also now underway. At both developments, there is plenty of choice for homebuyers at all stages of the property ladder who want to secure their stake in Stanton Cross.
“To support the development of a new thriving residential-led community, the vision for Stanton Cross also includes new leisure and retail amenities, commercial space – including offices, industrial space and a trade park – a 143-acre country park, three new schools and a doctor’s surgery.
“Getting the infrastructure right, and ensuring there is connectivity between Stanton Cross and Wellingborough, is key to the future success of the development, hence why we are delivering nine kilometres of essential new roads.
Galliford Try is well progressed on Route 4 – a major new road which will link Wellingborough’s existing road network just outside the railway station with Irthlingborough Road, crossing the railway line and the River Ise. In April we will be undertaking works on Midland Road ahead of the completion of Route 4, to enable the early opening of the road to traffic in the middle of 2019.
“There can be little doubt that plans for Stanton Cross are becoming a reality. You only have to drive through this vast development site or look across from Wellingborough Train Station to see for yourself how recent progress is shaping Stanton Cross. There is an undeniable sense of excitement and anticipation in the air as we look forward to what the rest of 2019 will bring.”