Demolition work has started on the former Hornsey Rise Memorial site near Market Bosworth, Leicestershire to pave the way for 20 new luxury homes.
Award-winning Warwickshire-based developer Springbourne Homes is demolishing the old home and clearing the 10-acre site in Bosworth Road, Wellsborough, in preparation for the construction of a selection of three, four and five bedroom homes.
The old care home, built in 1921, was closed down in 2012 and quickly became a target for arsonists, vandals and fly-tippers, making it a local eyesore.
That’s all about to change with Springbourne Homes’ managing director Adrian Burr saying: “There’s a lot of hard work to be done preparing the site which has become a real blot on the landscape and a centre for anti-social behaviour in recent times.
“The good news is that it’s all about to be transformed. The burnt-out buildings are coming down, the whole site cleared and levelled and by the New Year we should be well advanced with our plans to deliver something truly special.”
A new wider entrance and a private access road will be constructed once the now dilapidated buildings and overgrown land have been cleared, allowing building work on the new homes to start in earnest in the New Year.
Springbourne’s award-winning construction team won’t have to move far to begin work. They are switching from their current site at Troutponds Farm, in Sheepy Magna, Leicestershire – less than three miles down the road.
Troutponds proved a big success with all 24 homes already sold, paving the way for a quick start at Wellsborough.
Mr Burr said: “Like Trout Ponds, Wellsborough sits in an enviable location with outstanding views across some beautiful countryside.
“Locations like these don’t become available too often, so we are expecting more keen interest when we unveil the full plans and designs for Wellsborough soon.”
Hinckley-based Haywards Architects are currently finalising the lay-out of the site and the designs for the elegant, bespoke homes which will go on sale next year. The first new homes will become available next year and the site will be completed in 2020.