New Cardington opens to the public

A site in Bedfordshire which enjoys iconic status has been chosen by Bellway homes as the location of a new urban community comprising 970 homes. The former RAF Cardington is famed for being the home of the R101 airship - at its time the largest airship in the world which sadly crashed near Paris some 80 years ago on its maiden voyage.

Bellway who have been working on developing the site in consultation with Bedfordshire County Council since 2006 will be launching its first sales from the show homes on September 11th.

Sales Director, Ian Sloan, commented; “New Cardington will be a huge draw for house hunters seeking an attractive location in which to live with good commuting possibilities and a range of homes to suit a variety of family sizes.”

The first phase of the development will comprise just over 50 homes and buyers will be initially be able to select from a range of 3 and 4 bed houses priced from £219,995.

For buyers with a home to sell, Bellway is offering their 110% part-exchange arrangements, or can assist would-be buyers with their Express Mover service.

The development of the site will see substantial community enhancements valued in excess of £33 million and will include road improvements and a new cycle path that will link New Cardington to Bedford.

In addition, a major landmark of the site is the Shorts Building named after the Short Brothers who established the aero engineering company on site. This listed building is being refurbished to accommodate spacious and distinctive 1 and 2 bedroom apartments.

As well as the new homes New Cardington will include a new school for children aged 4 – 9 a GP’s surgery, shops, nursery and new cadet centre.

For more information call the sales centre Tel 0845 676 0258 open daily 10am to 5pm