Work begins on major housing sites in Stamford

Stamford Manor, the new Taylor Wimpey development between Empingham Road and Tinwell Road in Stamford. EMN-150923-152932001
Stamford Manor, the new Taylor Wimpey development between Empingham Road and Tinwell Road in Stamford. EMN-150923-152932001
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Work on a major housing development in Stamford has begun, with construction also well underway on a large retirement complex.

Taylor Wimpey has started building the 70 homes that will make up Stamford Manor, the first phase of the 400-home Exeter Fields development between Tinwell Road and Empingham Road.

An artists impression of how the McCarthy and Stone retirement complex in Barnack Road, Stamford, will look EMN-150922-112947001

An artists impression of how the McCarthy and Stone retirement complex in Barnack Road, Stamford, will look EMN-150922-112947001

And McCarthy and Stone’s 35-bedroom retirement complex Stukeley Court, in Barnack Road, is also rising from the ground.

Stamford Manor will comprise a selection of three, four and five-bedroom houses. Taylor Wimpey expects the first homes to be completing in the spring, although people will be able to reserve one later this year.

Sales manager Nick Upex said: “The countdown has now begun to the official launch of our prestigious new Stamford Manor development, a stunning selection of high-quality homes that will offer so much to property-seekers in this hugely popular corner of south Lincolnshire.

“Opportunities to own a beautiful brand new home in such a sought-after location don’t come along very often, so I would urge would-be movers to register their interest now – and put themselves at the front of the queue when the first homes become available to purchase later in the year.”

To register an interest, call 01780 430 468 or visit www.taylorwimpey.co.uk.

The Stukeley Court retirement complex was named after the Rev William Stukeley, who used to live nearby. Developer McCarthy and Stone worked in partnership with Stamford Civic Society, which installed a blue plaque in Barn Hill to mark where Stukeley once lived, to select the name.

Stukeley undertook what is now recognised as the first high quality archaeology in Britain and was Vicar of All Saints’ Church in Stamford in 1730.

The first apartments will go on sale in November with the first homeowners expected to move in next summer.

Regional sales and marketing director Cheryl Bissett, said: “We chose the Civic Society’s suggestion as a fitting way to remember a historic figure who so greatly cherished archaeology.

“The new development will provide much needed purpose-built accommodation for those aged over 60.”

Call 0800 201 4811.