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30 September 2022


REMEDIATION work is underway as Kingswood Homes begins transforming the former site of a Lancashire mill to make way for new homes.

The homebuilder, headquartered at Little Hoole, near Preston, acquired the former Vernon Carus Mill site in late 2021.

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Having secured reserved matters approval for 79 homes to be built across the 7.2 acre site, on Johnson New Road, the company has now begun preparatory work.

The first properties at the development, known as Spinners Brook, are due to be released for sale off plan towards the end of the year.

Construction director Stuart Bullough explained: “It’s almost 20 years since the mill closed and over the years it’s become a little bit of an eyesore. We’re pleased to have started transforming the site to provide new homes, helping to bring the land back into good use.

“Initial site remediation works have commenced at Spinners Brook and are expected to take around three months. The first phase of this will facilitate work commencing on the roads and sewers by the end of the month. Once these initial works are complete, we’ll then begin sub-structure works on the homes. We anticipate that the first properties will be ready to move into next summer.”

Construction at Spinners Brook will be overseen by Luke Redshaw, with 50 to 75 operatives working on site each day. It’s anticipated that the overall development will be completed by the end of 2025.

Spinners Brook will offer everything from one-bedroom apartments to spacious five-bedroom family-sized homes, including the rare chance to own a brand new bungalow. Externally, the design of the homes, from Kingswood’s Farmstead Range draws upon the area’s social and industrial history, inspired by the farm vernacular.

Buyers will be able to select the external design and the footprint of their home and then use Kingswood’s innovative Shape Your Home concept to select from a range of internal floor plans to create a home that’s built around the way they really live.