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HDD’s £3.7m Aviator House, Haddenham development COMPLETE with thanks to Deeley’s Construction

A new £3.7 million mixed-use development in Haddenham has been completed and over half of the properties available have already been snapped up.

Aviator House, situated on the former Haddenham Airfield, has been delivered by Midlands-based Deeley Construction in partnership with Henry Davidson Developments.

The development features 17 high-specification apartments, a Co-Operative store and Bright Horizons Day Nursery & Pre School.

Deeley Construction and Henry Davidson Developments have completed the construction during the Covid-19 pandemic and the development is set to bring economic and social benefits to Haddenham and the surrounding area.

Steve Turner, construction director at Deeley Construction, said: “We are delighted to have delivered this development in partnership with Henry Davidson Development. The project is quite different in the fact that it has been constructed with a steel frame for the commercial element, with a two-storey timber frame for the apartments above.

“Our team have been working on site to complete the construction to the high-quality standard we pride ourselves on and we are sure that the project will bring great benefits for the community in Haddenham, all whilst adhering to our new social distancing procedures.

“There is a thriving and growing community in Haddenham, with a range of other housing developments being completed in the area, and Aviator House will be a fantastic addition to the area’s offering.”

Richard Croft, director of Henry Davidson Developments, added: “This development is providing desirable homes and services that will benefit not only the new residents here but the existing and developing community in the area.

“We have strong experience in delivering high quality mixed-use developments of this type and it has been great to work with Deeley Construction to make Aviator House a reality.”

The apartments are being marketed by agents Breckon & Breckon and have already received strong interest from buyers with more than 50 per cent of the properties already sold to first time buyers and investors.

Aviator House benefits from being perfectly positioned in the commuter belt, with easy access to the M40, Haddenham and Thames Parkway Station and regular rail services to London, Birmingham and Bicester Village.

Sophie Kennard​, new homes adviser at Breckon & Breckon, said: “There has been great interest in this development and it’s continuing to grow, not stemmed by the recent lockdown.

“We’re already seeing the first residents move in to their new homes, many who will be commuting into London. The apartments each have their own individual balconies and coupled with the green space nearby this has proved popular with people moving out of the city.

“Initially we had a lot of interest from first-time buyers and now we’re seeing more investors too, it’s a great opportunity to purchase high-quality property within the commuter belt.”

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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.

£15 million district centre delivered by HDD

A new £15 million mixed-use development in Oxfordshire, with occupiers including a major supermarket chain and High Street retailers, has reached practical completion, property developer Henry Davidson Developments (HDD) announced today.

The district neighbourhood centre at Didcot boasts an Asda supermarket, 10 retail units, a public house, 20 apartments, a children’s day nursery, a dentist surgery, chemist and a care facility.

It has been delivered by Birmingham-based HDD – which specialises in retail-led and mixed-use developments – as part of a residential development of 3,300 homes at Didcot’s Great Western Park.

Anchored by an 11,000 sq ft Asda store, other secured occupiers in the 9,400 sq ft of ancillary retail space include Domino’s, Costa Coffee, an estate agent, vets and a hairdressers. The public house has been sold to Marston’s PLC, while Bright Horizons has purchased the nursery plot. Retirement house builder McCarthy and Stone has delivered Extra Care housing.

All of the residential units have been acquired by Oxford City Council as social housing. Knight Frank Investment Management (KFIM) acquired the Asda supermarket, while the retail units – which have all been pre-let – have been acquired by Oxford and Oriental Limited.

Located in the heart of Great Western Park, the district centre forms the social and retail hub for the parks’ residents as well as the wider Didcot population, catering for the day-to-day needs of the community.  The entire site should be operational by the end of the year.

Scott Davidson, managing director of HDD, said: “We are delighted to announce practical completion of the district centre at Didcot. It is an important part of the wider Great Western Park development and, with a great range of retail occupiers, it will prove to be a real asset.There has been a lot of interest in its progress since the plans were announced, so it is very satisfying to deliver the much needed local centre.  It highlights experience and our ability to deliver developments of this size and variety.”.

Construction of Great Western Park began in 2011. Currently more than 1,600 homes are occupied, with completion of the whole site scheduled for 2022.

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

HDD recently completed the relocation of its headquarters to Birmingham and has quickly capitalised on the city’s booming commercial property market. The ambitious property developer – which specialises in retail-led, mixed-use developments – is expanding its operations after relocating from Nottingham with support from Finance Birmingham.