calfordseaden was appointed by Greenfields Community Housing Limited to provide employer’s agent and clerk of works services for the affordable housing element of the Whitmore Park housing development, located on the former Severalls Hospital site in Colchester. When complete, the scheme will deliver 112 homes for affordable rent and shared ownership.

The scheme is being delivered by a consortium made up of Taylor Wimpey, Bellway Homes Limited and Bloor Homes Limited. There are consortium works to areas such as roads and public open spaces with each contractor then allocated separate parcels of land forming the site for their new build houses and apartments.

A number of the hospital’s original buildings on the site have been retained and converted into housing. The Severalls water tower has also been retained and will be converted to provide new office accommodation for the refurbishment contractors.

This is a phased development with the phases delivered as follows:

Taylor Wimpey:
Phase 1: Now complete: Delivered 20 homes for rent and 3 for shared ownership
Phase 2: Delivering 10 homes for rent and 5 for shared ownership

Bloor: Kingswood Heath: Delivering 29 homes for rent and 8 for shared ownership
Phase 1: Now complete: Delivered 12 homes for rent and 3 for shared ownership
Phase 2: Currently on-site and will deliver 17 homes for rent and 5 for shared ownership

Bellway: Forest View at Kingwood Heath
Phases 1-4: Now complete: Delivered 30 homes for rent and 7 for shared ownership