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Land at Haverhill Research Park sold to Taylor Wimpey for a 155 homes development



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Almost 14 acres of land at Haverhill Research Park has been sold to Taylor Wimpey (East Anglia) for up to 155 new homes - 30 per cent of which will be 'affordable'.

The 13.84 acres (5.6 hectares) of land, which sits behind The EpiCentre and just off the A1307, has been sold by developer Jaynic. The development site is called 'Weaver's View'.

This is the second time that Jaynic has sold land to Taylor Wimpey in this location, with a previous sale in 2014 on land adjacent developed as the 150-property ‘Arboretum’ scheme.

The land at Haverhill Research Park that has been sold for a development of up to 155 homes by Taylor Wimpey. Submitted picture
The land at Haverhill Research Park that has been sold for a development of up to 155 homes by Taylor Wimpey. Submitted picture

Jaynic director Andrew Anderson said: “We are very pleased to have concluded the sale of the site to Taylor Wimpey with whom we have a close relationship having undertaken schemes in association with them here in Haverhill and in Bury St Edmunds.

“Weaver’s View provides an attractive setting in a semi-rural location, with attractive views out to open countryside whilst benefiting from excellent nearby amenities and transport connections to surrounding regional centres, notably Cambridge to the north west,” adds Anderson.

Taylor Wimpey managing director Bryn Maidman, said: “We are delighted to reaffirm our commitment to Haverhill with this latest purchase of land in the area.

The EpiCentre at Haverhill Research Park
The EpiCentre at Haverhill Research Park

"Our plans include the delivery of 155 new homes, as well as improvements to landscaping, areas of public open space and local infrastructure.

“We look forward to working with Jaynic again, who we have a long-established relationship with as a fellow Suffolk business who shares our values of placemaking and community involvement.

"We are excited for work to start on site and anticipate the first homes to be ready for sale in 2023."

Haverhill is well located to take advantage of the growth of the Cambridge economy and its southern technology cluster and as a result, has a high level of out-commuting.

Key areas of work attracting people from Haverhill are the Cambridge Biomedical Campus and the southern Cambridge cluster of major biotechnology companies and business parks.

Well placed satellite towns such as Haverhill have benefitted from growth and are seeing housing demand from commuters to Cambridge. The major driver of this is the affordability in Haverhill as it offers a great value alternative to Cambridge and its surrounding satellite villages.

New homes at Weaver’s View will be of significant interest to first time buyers looking to get onto the property ladder, young families looking to upsize from their current property, growing families looking for a more substantial property but unable to afford Cambridge prices as well as professionals working at the Cambridge research parks and Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the rest of the biomedical campus.

Weaver’s View is capable of generating mass market appeal.

Not only will it capture the steady flow of buyers from the M11 corridor and Cambridge, but it will also generate interest from those already located in and around Haverhill.

Jaynic continues to have an interest in part of the Haverhill Research Park site having developed The EpiCentre overlooking the Spirit of Enterprise roundabout.

This opened 12 months ago and is proving very popular with entrepreneurial growing companies looking for space on flexible terms.

Jaynic still owns 1.85acres adjacent to The EpiCentre for business, technology or warehouse development.

Agents for Jaynic on the sale of the Weaver’s View site were Cheffins and Cushman & Wakefield.

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