Leading house builder, Kier Living, has marked the start of works to bring over 70 new homes to Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire with an official turf cutting at its Circus Fields site.
Chairman of the Aylesbury Canal Society, Bryan Barnes, joined Ian Mitchell and Robin Chapple of Kier Homes to cut the first sod at the site, which lies adjacent to the Circus Fields Canal Basin, just off Oakfield Road in the Stocklake area of the town.
Taking inspiration from its surroundings, the development is to be marketed as ‘Canalside’ and will consist of 74 homes, comprising 30 two-bedroom apartments and 44 three and four-bedroom houses.
Nick Moore, deputy managing director for Kier Homes, said: “It is always exciting to begin a new project and I am delighted that works have officially begun on our Canalside development. We have strong ties with the town and are confident that this scheme will be one that Aylesbury can be proud of.”
Bryan Barnes added: “It is fantastic to see things getting off the ground here. The Canal Society’s new facility has already proved hugely popular and we’re looking forward to welcoming more members as a result of the work Kier Homes is doing.”
Kier Homes currently has two other developments in the town: Juniper Park, part of the landmark Berryfields site, and The Avenue, at Stoke Mandeville. The first homes at Canalside are expected to go on sale in September.