Redrow Homes is to build 158 houses and flats on Omega South, Warrington following the granting of reserved matters consent. The application was submitted by Redrow and Omega Warrington Ltd.
Plans for a further 86 Redrow homes on neighbouring land are still under consideration.
With construction of 200 homes already underway by Miller Homes, the Redrow scheme will become phase two of the build-out of residential at Omega South. Through multiple housebuilders, up to 1,100 homes will be delivered over the next decade.
Colin Graham, development director at Omega Warrington Ltd, said: “Our selection of Redrow follows significant interest earlier this year from a variety of major national housebuilders when the opportunity to build phase two was put out to market.
“We believe Redrow’s credentials make them the right housebuilder to deliver the quality of new homes we have committed to at Omega.”
Redrow’s Omega operation will be in two phases – the initial 158 homes, on a 14.5-acre site off Sophia Drive, will be a mixture of 30 two-bedroom apartments, along with terraced and semi-detached housing. It will include 48 starter homes. The following 86 houses, off Omega Boulevard, will be larger three, four and five-bedroom homes.
Work will commence imminently to prepare the site for development. Redrow expects the project in full to take three years.
Warrington Borough Council granted outline consent in June 2016 for 1,100 homes on Omega South. Landowner the Homes & Communities Agency is a partner on the project. Omega Warrington Ltd is a partnership between Miller Developments and KUC Properties, part of Royal Bank of Scotland Real Estate Asset Management.