Major investment in Whitehill & Bordon to provide new jobs and homes
The Quebec Barracks site will see 100 new homes built and employment space for up to 100 new jobs created as result of a £3 million investment for East Hampshire.
The funding will transform the former barracks into a high quality sustainable neighbourhood as part of the ambitious Whitehill & Bordon Eco-town project.
The overall plan for the regeneration of the town is set to build 4,000 environmentally sustainable homes and create 5,500 jobs.
The new homes will meet official zero carbon standards and be attractively designed to set the benchmark for new homes in the rest of the town.
“The homes will be built to a much higher standard than originally envisaged, which will raise the bar in terms of the development of the rest of the project and act as a catalyst for lasting change here. There is a lot of work that needs to be done over the next year, but it is exciting to have got to this stage and see that progress is going to happen in the months ahead.”
Cllr Glynis Watts, East Hampshire District Council’s Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Whitehill and Bordon, said: “This investment is a great step forward for the town. The focus of this and future development is on enabling residents to have a really good quality of life.
“The homes that will be built will meet local aspirations because they will be attractive, cheap to run and in a great environment. We are going to pull out all the stops to make this something really special.”
John Walker, the Independent Chairman of the Whitehill & Bordon Eco-town Delivery Board, said: “The regeneration of Quebec Barracks is a small example of what we are trying to achieve across the town.
“Our aim is to deliver exceptionally good design that sets the standard for future Eco-town development. This is a tremendous opportunity to create a really attractive and sought-after place to live and work.”
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Posted on January 22, 2013, in Building Construction Industry, Building Engineering Sector, Business, Career change, Construction, construction jobs, construction news, Employment, Environment, Government, Heath and Safety, Housing Scheme, Infrastructure, jobs, t4ts, Trades, train4tradeskills, Train4TradeSkills News, UK Economy and tagged 4, Bordon, businesses, East Hampshire, Eco-towns, Employment, Facebook, Funding, Homes and Communities Agency, Homes and Community Agency, Investment, Ministry of Defence, new jobs, news, politics, regional growth fund, skills, t4ts, The Homes and Community Agency, trade, trades, train, train4tradeskills, Twitter, UK Government, Whitehill & Bordon Eco-town. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.