The Wyndham Grange development, close to the centre of Melton, consists of 44 new three, four and five-bedroomed homes as well as luxury apartments in a renovated 19th century lodge and smaller dwellings in a French-style renovated coach house.
Almost half of the homes are finished or nearing completion, with the remainder, along with site services and roads, due for completion soon. Show homes are being on Saturday to show off the individually designed houses and apartments.
As well as the new homes, the site includes landscaping and five acres of communal woodland leading down to the River Eye. A state-of-the-art nursing home is also planned for part of the site.
The land was previously owned by the NHS, having been the site of the 1920s War Memorial Hospital and associated hospital buildings and nurses’ accommodation. It has lain derelict for 15 years.
Sowden managing director Roy Coley said the site had become an eyesore, but now, with an attractive housing development, a completely refurbished lodge and coach house and the woodland leading to the river it was now destined to be a desirable addition to the Melton landscape.
“As well as providing much-needed new homes, it is attractively landscaped. Being just a short walk to the railway station and the centre of Melton we expect these house sand apartments to be snapped up quickly,” he said.
Established in 1950, the Leicester city centre-based Sowden Group has been, and continues to be, involved in some of the biggest regeneration projects in Leicester, providing much-needed Grade A office space, retail units and city centre accommodation. Sowden played an instrumental role in the £300 million Highcross shopping centre development.
The group is also involved in residential projects throughout the county of Leicestershire, including major developments in Loughborough and Melton Mowbray. Recent projects include a 3,750 sq m supermarket for Asda and office space in Pioneer Park, Leicester, the Travelodge and Gala Casino in Leicester and Nottingham’s Castle Wharf.