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HDD are now marketing apartments at Aviator House, Haddenham.

HDD are now marketing apartments at Aviator House, Haddenham. Aviator House is a contemporary mixed-use development hosting 17 high-specification apartments over the first and second floor, each with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a balcony and an allocated parking space. On the ground floor there is a CO OP and a Bright Horizons Day Nursery.

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HDD completes £8.5m local centre at Milton Keynes

A new £8.5 million retail-led local centre in Milton Keynes, which includes an Asda supermarket, six shops and a day nursery, has been completed by Henry Davidson Developments (HDD).

The development provides community facilities for the Newton Leys area, where more than 800 homes have been built – with up to 2,250 new homes envisaged by 2022.

HDD – which specialises in retail-led and mixed-use developments – worked in partnership with housebuilder Taylor Wimpey to relocate the local centre to provide a more sustainable and valuable development.

The scheme includes an 11,250 sq ft supermarket, pre-let to Asda having been sold to Knight Frank Investment Management (KFIM).

There are a further six retail units of 1,000 sq ft each – five of which have been pre-let – which have been sold to Holwood Investment Properties. A care home, day nursery, pub, eight apartments and six town houses complete the development. HDD is in discussions with a number of pub and nursery operators.

The ASDA supermarket has opened and the shops are expected to open for business before the year end.

HDD is currently delivering major retail-led mixed-use developments across the UK, including Didcot in Oxfordshire, Hampton at Peterborough and the final phase of Lawley Village in Telford.

HDD managing director Scott Davidson said: “This has been a great project to work on and we are very pleased to announce it has reached practical completion. The people of Newton Leys now have a wonderful local centre to service their needs.

“The fact that the supermarket was pre-let to Asda, and five of the six retail units have also been pre-let, clearly demonstrates how popular this location is. We also expect to be able to make positive announcements regarding the public house and the day nursery shortly.”

KFIM forward funded the Asda development and debt was provided by Hampshire Trust Bank.

Pharmacy joins retail line-up at Stockmoor Village

HDD announced today that it has let 1,000 sq. ft. at their Stockmoor Village development to John Ware pharmacy.

This news follows hot on the heels of the opening of the anchor store, the Co-Op in June.

HDD acquired Stockmoor Village, a 7.5 acre site in Bridgwater, Somerset, in 2007. The new mixed-use development includes a range of independent shops side-by-side with national retailers and local services, and meets the needs of the new 1,500 home Stockmoor Village, developed by Persimmon Homes.

Planning consent has also been granted for 25 town houses, of which 11 have been built, and for a 70-bed care home.

Andy Radford of HDD said: “This latest letting adds to the exciting and useful retail mix now available to residents of Stockmoor Village. Alongside the new primary school, we are delighted that our development forms the heart of this growing new community and is playing an increasingly important role in their lifestyles.”

Contact: Andy Radford


A date for the dairy!

The last letting of the east Block of HDD’s development at Buckshaw Village, Chorley, Lancashire, has taken place with the signing up of Coffee Cow, an independent coffee shop.

HDD completed the first phase of its redevelopment at Buckshaw in October 2011. The development at this stage comprised a 35,000 sq. ft. Tesco store and petrol filling station.

Phase 2, consisting of 30 residential apartments and a further 9,500 sq. ft. of retail space, was completed in July 2013. Other retail occupiers include an estate agent, barber shop, fish and chip shop, Subway and Italian and Indian restaurants. The letting to Coffee Cow completes the line-up and the project is now moving on to Phase 3.

The third and final phase sees another 9,000 sq. ft. of retail space in the pipeline alongside 29 more apartments. There is also planning consent for the construction of an additional 46 homes on a two acre plot of land and a children’s day nursery with five acres on site available for business-related development (subject to planning consent)

Scott Davidson of HDD said: “Our project at Buckshaw Village typifies what we do at HDD. We want our schemes to be a natural extension to the communities they serve. With Coffee Cow completing the line-up here we are confident that we have provided a retail mix that will satisfy the local residents.”

Contact: Scott Davidson

Peter Maddock to retire

After five years with HDD, in-house Project Manager Peter Maddock has announced his intention to retire.

Scott Davidson, HDD’s Managing Director, said: “Peter has made an outstanding contribution to the business, helping HDD maintain growth during the economic downturn. On behalf of everyone at HDD, I wish Peter the very best for the future.”

Contact: Scott Davidson