The first images of homes for the flagship residential development at Alconbury Weald, north of Huntingdon, have been released today.

The artist impressions depict the first 128 homes around the newly created entrance off Ermine Street, close by the main junctions to the A14 and A1.

The homes lie among extensive landscaping including a Causeway bridge over water features, a lake and more than 18,000 trees. The homes are adjacent to the first primary school which is being run by the Diocese of Ely and is due to open in September.

East of England based Hopkins Homes are working with site owners and developers Urban&Civic as the first housebuilding partners and will build the first 128 homes at the gateway to the development.

Lee Barnard, Sales Director of Hopkins Homes, said: “We are delighted to unveil our vision of what the development will look like once completed.

“The carefully designed mix of properties will create a stunning gateway into the wider development. We wanted to maintain the rural feel of the beautiful Cambridgeshire villages with the school at the heart of the community. Work has already begun to build the new homes.

“We will be releasing the properties to the market at our launch event on Saturday 16th April from 10am. All members of the community are welcome to attend to find out more about the new community and reserve a property.”

The whole development will in time provide more than 5,000 homes, 8,000 jobs in the Government-backed Enterprise Zone, and more than 700 acres of green space. In time the development will also have two further primary schools, a secondary school, a health centre and a range of community facilities. The development will also feature extensive investment in road, bus, cycle and rail infrastructure – both on site and across the local area.

Tim Leathes, Development Director at Urban&Civic added: “This is an exciting time for the project as it moves from the planning stage to the delivery of the first new homes and businesses on site. We are delighted to be working with Hopkins Homes, as they have a long term commitment to quality housing in the area and are committed to supporting our jobs and skills targets through the construction process”.

“Over the last few months we have invested millions of pounds in infrastructure and landscaping across and around the first phase of housing, and been working closely with the inspiring school building coming forward to ensure that early residents have an amazing setting, facilities on their doorstep, and a great home to make their own.”

Hopkins Homes are renowned for designing and building high quality communities that are sympathetic to traditional features and the character of the region. They recently won a hat trick of national house building awards for their developments in the region. The bespoke designs at Alconbury Weald have been inspired by architectural features seen in nearby villages, such as Abbots Ripton.

Hopkins Homes’ properties at Alconbury Weald will consist of two-bed coach houses, two-bed terraced, three-bed terraced, semi-detached, linked detached & detached houses, three-bed town houses, three and four-bed town houses, four-bed linked detached, detached and five-bed detached houses.

For more information about the launch event or to express interest in the new properties, please call 01394 446922 or visit www.hopkinshomes.co.uk/alconburyweald