15 March 2019
A picture of Work gathering pace at new Glastonbury development

Work to deliver more than 130 new homes at an £18 million development in Somerset is gathering pace.

Sanctuary Homes is building 133 properties at its Kingsfield site just off the A39 in Glastonbury, with the first set to be completed in August.

Working with energy and regeneration specialist ENGIE, Sanctuary expects to complete the construction of all homes over nine phases by the summer of 2021.

In total, there will be 30 two-bedroom, 61 three-bedroom and 12 four-bedroom houses, as well as 30 two-bedroom apartments.

Available for a variety of purchase options, 43 of the homes will be for shared ownership, 46 for affordable and social rent and 44 for sale.

Part-funded by Homes England, construction at Kingsfield is progressing quickly with infrastructure and roadworks already at an advanced stage.

The development has supported the local economy by creating a number of new jobs, apprenticeships and training opportunities.

Justin Cartwright, Sanctuary’s development manager in the South West, said: “This is a significant development for Sanctuary and represents a major addition to the Somerset housing market.

“We are delighted with how work is currently progressing and look forward to being able to hand over the first properties in the near future.”

Meurig Jones, Pre Construction Manager for ENGIE’s Places and Communities division, commented: “We are now six months into the development and it’s great to see the progress of the build.

“ENGIE is delighted to be working in partnership with Sanctuary Homes to deliver much needed high quality affordable housing in Glastonbury and work alongside our supply chain partners to generate local employment opportunities.”

Nina Richards, Housing Development Officer at Mendip District Council, added: “As a council we are committed to finding ways to create new affordable housing opportunities, including ways to stimulate the local economy.

“I have no doubt this development will play a vital role in doing just that, and bring about long lasting benefits to the town and local community.”

Sanctuary will also be supporting projects in the local community as part of its MORE programme, which connects with people in places where Sanctuary is developing new homes and helps to engage future residents with the organisation’s work.

For more information about the Kingsfield development visit https://www.sanctuary-homes.co.uk/developments/kingsfield.