The first spade in the ground has taken place at Crocus Homes’ new development in Acle, Norfolk.
The ground-breaking event was scaled back due to the coronavirus pandemic with Director of Crocus Matt Davidson, Crocus’ Chair Barry Duffin and Paul Pitcher, Managing Director of Wellington Construction in attendance on Monday 17th August.
With planning now approved, work has started on the first phase of ‘Oaks Meadow’ on Leffins Lane, comprising 30 homes. A further 15 will form the second phase, providing a total of 45 homes on the entire development.
The first phase of 1, 2, 3 and 4-bedroom properties is due for completion in summer 2021 with the overall site due to be completed in 2022.
Crocus Homes received positive feedback from buyers and stakeholders on their first site ‘Springfield Grange’ in Acle which completed in July last year. With the hope of making Oaks Meadow just as successful, Director of Crocus Matt Davidson said: “We are really pleased to be able to build on our success of Springfield Grange and we hope this development, along with our other immediate upcoming development at Coltishall, can achieve the same standards and create a sense of community, which are key priorities for us.
“The Oaks Meadow site has a mix of houses and bungalows allowing us to provide homes for a range of customers such as first-time buyers, families and people who are retired.
“We are really grateful to everyone who has played their part in getting the development to fruition. We hope that we will be able to celebrate the new homes with all of our partners on site soon.”
Crocus Homes is working in partnership with Wellington Construction. Paul Pitcher, Managing Director at Wellington, said: “We are delighted to be working with Crocus once again on the new Oaks Meadow development. This development follows on from the recently completed Springfield Grange which is a testament to how Crocus’ and our own team have worked closely together in partnership to deliver such a successful and applauded project.”
Chair of Crocus Barry Duffin said: “I am thrilled that work is underway on these high-quality new homes in Acle. We are passionate about creating new communities, and we hope that this development will help towards achieving that goal.
“We held a low-key ground-breaking event due to the coronavirus restrictions, but we very much hope we can invite all our partners at a later date to enjoy seeing the new homes as the site progresses.”
Crocus is hoping it to provide new homes for people in Coltishall as a planning application has recently been submitted for 30 new properties on Rectory Road in the village.
Please find attached a photograph of Barry Duffin and Paul Pitcher from the ground-breaking event on Monday 17th August 2020.