This contemporary development, off Thorpe Road, was formerly the site of Peterborough District Hospital, and has been unused since the hospital was decommissioned in 2010 and services transferred to the new Peterborough City Hospital. Outline Planning Permission was granted in October 2014 for development of the entire site including up to 350 residential units.
Kier Living Eastern sales and marketing director David Thomas said: “Building homes at the former hospital site will provide comprehensive regeneration of the area to the west of the city centre. This is an exciting project for Kier Living Eastern and we will be creating a high quality residential neighbourhood and much needed new housing for Peterborough.”
Oakthorpe will appeal to a variety of new homebuyers from first time buyers and downsizers to growing families looking for more living space. There are a variety of different house styles available as well as one and two-bedroom apartments.
Oakthorpe benefits from everything the vibrant city of Peterborough has to offer and has excellent connections, located just minutes from the station with frequent trains to London in an hour and 15 minutes. For retail therapy, there’s the Queensgate Shopping Centre, whose myriad stores include John Lewis and Marks & Spencer; there is also a huge range of independent retailers dotted around the city’s charming streets.
When you’re in the mood for live entertainment, you’ll be spoilt for choice thanks to the Peterborough Arena and Key Theatre. And, of course, there is a wealth of options when it comes to wining and dining. Oakthorpe is served by a number of primary schools such as Thorpe, Gladstone and Highlees, while older children can attend The Peterborough or Jack Hunt secondary schools.
David Thomas continued: “Oakthorpe is a fantastic collection of family homes which we expect to become part of the Peterborough community when they start to be completed next year. We expect demand to be high for these homes and would urge interested homebuyers to come along early and see what is going to be on offer.”
Kier Living Eastern has already built a sold-out development of homes in the city, at Connect21, off Potters Way just minutes from the city centre. Register your interest in Oakthorpe by visiting Connect21 or calling the sales office on 01733 896 165. Showhomes will be ready to view in March with first completions expected in May or June.