Posted 07/05/2021

Laindon Place – Shortlisted for Inside Housing Development Award

The shared ownership homes at Laindon Place – Landmark in Basildon have been shortlisted for an Inside Housing Development Award in the shared ownership category. These awards celebrate the very best residential developments built across the UK over the last two years and, with over 300 entrants, there was stiff competition to make it to the shortlist.

Entries to these awards had to evidence how the developers have considered the location and infrastructure to create a desirable place to live. Constructed by NU living, the 14 shared ownership homes are the first part of the Laindon Place regeneration to be completed. This brownfield site is in an ideal location for development; it sits within the heart of the Essex commuter belt, close to the main C2C railway line with regular trains into central London. It also offers excellent road connections as both the A13 and A127 are just a few minutes’ drive away.

When complete, the Laindon Place scheme will deliver significant improvements to the local infrastructure with a redeveloped high street, Swan’s Essex hub office location and a modern health centre. Set within a cul-de-sac setting the beautiful two-and four- bedroom houses overlook the main regeneration site. Only one property from this scheme currently remains unsold.

Ms. B, one of the first customers to move into one of the new homes, said: “Buying a new house during the Covid-19 pandemic was really stressful but it was worth it and I am really happy with my new home. The location is perfect for me and we have the most incredible view of the area”.

Geoff Pearce, Deputy Chief Executive, Swan Housing Association said: “The Laindon Place regeneration will transform Laindon town centre. Being shortlisted for this award is a big achievement for the team and shows our commitment to transforming Laindon through the delivery of excellent quality homes that people want to live in.”

The finals of the Inside Housing Development Awards will be held in November.