Project: Linmere

Highlights

Project Status

Land Acquired

Land Under Promotion

Planning Application Submitted

Planning Application Granted

Infrastructure Commenced

Land Sold to House-builder

Development Complete

Project Overview

Our approach at Linmere has been based on the vision of delivering a happy and healthy place for the residents to live within. Our objective is to create somewhere which is ‘a truly great place to live, where people are proud to call home and where residents can enjoy a great quality of life.’ Highlights of Linmere include: 5,100 residential units, 2 million sq ft of commercial and employment accommodation, 3 new schools and Circa 80 Ha of open space.

Lands Improvement are delivering all strategic infrastructure prior to selling fully serviced parcels of land to developers under enhanced design codes. The infrastructure being delivered includes Key spine roads and primary on-site road networks, parklands, play areas, and sports facilities, allotments, community facilities, all utility connections, SUDS solutions and drainage, earthworks, and visual mitigation.

As a Master Developer, Lands Improvement is focused on creating communities of the future. Linmere is being built to foster cohesion and to be able to create a unique sense of identity. To be able to do this goes well beyond the physical assets and infrastructure works themselves. It is critical to have a shared vision for the place that we are developing.

Project Progress

Lands Improvement are in the process of delivering the Linmere ‘Farmstead’. The Farmstead is made up of three distinct buildings – café, hall, and retail/work unit – with a bespoke adventure playground wrapping round the café. At the heart of the scheme is a sheltered courtyard designed to host a rich and diverse range of activities from weekly markets to annual events – a place to gather, support local craft businesses and facilitate public celebration events.

This important community asset is being delivered at an early stage of the project to provide a centre for the use of the existing Houghton Regis community as well as new Linmere residents. It is also the gateway to the adjacent open spaces and neighbouring countryside with its network of paths and bridleways.

Location

Linmere lies to the north of Houghton Regis (adjacent to J11a of the M1) on former Green Belt land