Rydon secured a £9.3m contract to deliver Phase 3 of the Wallis Fields regeneration scheme in Maidstone, Kent, for housing association Golding Homes.
The contract is part of a significant £50m regeneration project to transform and improve the former Park Wood estate in Maidstone, which is providing over 200 new homes, mainly family houses, as well as new community facilities including new shops, and a much wider package of investment to improve the local area.
Phases 1 and 2 have already been delivered. Rydon is now delivering a further 56 new homes and commercial space within this phase, comprising 18 houses, 38 flats and 2 retail units across market rent, affordable rent and shared ownership tenures.
Rydon will construct these homes to a modern design inspired by the local Kent architecture, drawing inspiration from the traditional housing of the region including cladding, weatherboarding and render with a mix of flat and pitched roofs.
The new Wallis Fields neighbourhood will be a much safer and more attractive environment, a key feature of Phase 3 being the transfer of new shops & flats from an outdated shopping parade, to create a more pedestrian orientated environment, landscaped areas and improved public realm spaces.