Regenerated site ready for two new communities

As part of two major regeneration projects, leading homebuilder Harron Homes has started building nearly 300 new homes on recently acquired land in Doncaster and Harworth.

Both sites are the product of major investment programs by Harworth Group PLC, one of the UK’s leading land and property regeneration companies.

Harron Homes previously worked with Harworth Group at its Thoresby Vale site in Edwinstowe, where Harron has built 143 homes surrounded by beautiful views of Sherwood Forest.

As two of the largest sites in Harworth Group’s portfolio, Simpson Park and Riverdale Park look poised to offer valuable opportunities for the development of retail, residential, commercial, employment, leisure and green infrastructure.

Simpson Park is located on the former site of Harworth Colliery in Harworth, Nottinghamshire, where the colliery operated for over 80 years before being decommissioned in 2002 and demolished in 2016. The site name was chosen to respectfully commemorate the world famous cyclist. , Tom Simpson.

Local to the area, Tom Simpson was a champion cyclist who sadly died climbing Mont Ventouz in the 1967 Tour de France.

The Harron Homes development area constitutes 13 acres, where they have started building 132 of their high specification properties. There are plans to expand a nearby primary school to serve the development, and other amenities will be available on site, such as a family-run tavern and restaurant and extensive open public green spaces. Less than 30 minutes drive from Worksop and Doncaster, the area is approximately one mile north of Junction 34 of the A1(M), providing access to the larger motorway network.

Riverdale Park, located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, has been regenerated from the former site of the McCormick tractor factory. Harron Homes has acquired the adjacent riverfront land, where 139 new homes are positioned along the river frontage, ideal for enjoyable waterside living. The area has excellent access to the M1, A1 and M18 motorways and is less than an hour from Leeds and Rotherham. The development will also benefit from the proposed commercial infrastructure, several facilities of which have already been constructed.

Nick Hague, Land Director of Harron Homes, says: “At these two new sites, we are creating a host of new homes in truly idyllic locations rich in cultural history. We have had a great relationship with Harworth Group in the past and are delighted to be working with them again. The regeneration programs they are known for really boost these areas and pave the way for the establishment of vibrant new communities. We are very pleased with the work we have done so far and look forward to developing these two popular housing locations.

Ed Catchpole, Regional Manager for Yorkshire and Central at Harworth, said: “Harron Homes is a valued and trusted partner to Harworth, with experience building high quality homes. We are excited to work with them again at Simpson Park and Riverdale Park, where they will help us create vibrant, sustainable communities where people want to live and work.

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