We are transforming the former radio station site in Rugby into a vibrant community, with the first residents soon to join us at Houlton.

Davidsons, Morris and Crest Nicholson are all building houses that meet our design codes yet vary in terms of style, size and price, and all our housebuilders offer Help to Buy schemes.

We have created a site-wide Visitor Centre and marketing suite promotes the long-term vision and objectives for Houlton, and with HCA support we are accelerating construction of the link road, improving residents’ access to the town centre and train station. 

The Tuning Fork eatery, which was in development when we last reported, opened in 2017 and has been a great success with the 100 or so visitors who come to site each day. The family-run eatery sources locally wherever possible, helping support local jobs and suppliers. It is also a flexible space and is already hosting a range of events for charities and businesses. The neighbouring barn provides additional space for fitness, parent and toddler activities and other community events.

Impressed by the quality of the show home, the good transport links, the local academy and the prospect of being a part of a new community, the first family who will make Houlton their home, Ewan, Jenna and Rose Davidson, purchased a four-bedroom home on the open day. We look forward to welcoming the Davidsons to their new home soon.