A house builder working on the Royal Quay development says new luxury homes will boost the village’s economy.
The canal-side site will be completely regenerated, with some new properties being built and existing buildings being renovated.
Once finished, it will comprise 65 homes including townhouses and luxury apartments, which Oakford Homes says will attract a high-class of resident.
“It’s expected that Royal Quay will bring an influx of wealth to the area from the new residents who choose to live here, while regenerating this stretch of canal, once complete,” said Chris Coates, of Oakford Homes.
Planning permission has already been granted for the conversion of two buildings – the Long Room into 30 apartments and the Manor House into 40 apartments – and construction is about to begin on the vacant land.
Oakford Homes, which has won awards for its developments in Royal Windsor, is working with Bewick Homes of Bedford and Ashill Developments of south-west London on the project.
“This project is very exciting for Oakford Homes, being the largest we have completed to date,” said Mr Coates.
“It also holds a special place for me personally, having worked in this area before.
“I am pleased to be returning in order to contribute to the regeneration of this attractive canal way.”
The development will launch its first phase in the autumn from the Long Room on Summerhouse Lane.
The listed former-warehouse is being converted into 31, two and three-bedroom apartments, each with views over the canal and their own parking.
The plans drew a positive response from villagers during a public consultation hosted by Ashill Developments in March last year.
Buyers can register their interest by contacting Oakford Homes on 01628 522 084.
For more information see www.oakfordhomes.co.uk.