Award-winning developer Crest Nicholson, on behalf of the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), has today announced the official public opening of Hazebrook Meadow at the new Arborfield Green garden village just outside Wokingham, in Berkshire.
The 14.3-hectare public park includes over 2.3km of public footpaths and is sure to be a favourite with local dog walkers, families and lovers of the great outdoors. Hazebrook Meadow will also make a positive impact to local ecology, encouraging biodiversity and providing much needed habitats for local wildlife.
The park opening coincides with the first residents moving into the first phase at Arborfield Green, Waterman’s View, a collection of 113 new homes including 23 affordable homes, with a mix of different homes on offer from 1 and 2 bedroom apartments to 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom houses
Marcus Evans, Sales and Marketing Executive at Crest Nicholson Regeneration, said: “We are delighted to officially open Hazebrook Meadow. It is great news for both new and existing residents that this new country park is available right at the beginning of the transformation of the former Garrison site, due to the significant early investment in the site. We would like to thank Wokingham Borough Council Officers for their hard work and efforts in helping us reach this important milestone for the project. I am very excited to see the Arborfield Green community come together and encourage everyone to come and see this thriving new community for themselves.”
Angus Ross, Executive Member for Environment, Wokingham Borough Council explained: “It is vital to us that our residents can get out in the fresh air to enjoy the countryside and this meadow is a lovely place for them to do just that. This is a large park – around the size of twenty football pitches - and I am looking forward to seeing it become another much-loved place for all to roam. We are required, and delighted, to have these additional country parks providing an alternative to increasing use of the areas of heathland south of us, thereby helping to avert further loss of some heathland nesting bird species. So, we win locally and help others.”
Crest Nicholson was appointed as the Development Manager for the £600 million former Arborfield Garrison site by the DIO, the estates arm of the Ministry of Defence, in April 2013.
As long term custodian of the development, Crest Nicholson will be responsible for delivering the Arborfield Green vision over the next 12 to 15 years on behalf of the DIO.
Once complete, the development will provide all of the associated facilities and infrastructure required to support a high quality, sustainable and thriving new community. This will include up to 2,000 new homes, 62 ha of new public space and sports facilities, new primary and secondary schools, a new district centre to include a new supermarket and other retail and hospitality units, a gym as well as a new community centre.
For more information on the Arborfield Green development and Crest Nicholson, please visit: https://www.crestnicholson.com/developments/arborfield-green