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Harworth Sells 16-Acre Residential Land Parcel in St Helens

Harworth Group has sold a 16.2-acre land parcel at its Moss Nook residential development site in St HelensMerseysideto Taylor Wimpey. The sale represents the first phase of the development and will deliver 258 new homes.

Moss Nook is a 95-acre brownfield site located just over a mile from St Helens town centre, with an outline planning consent for the development of up to 900 homes. Harworth acquired the site in 2018, after previous development plans had stalled. It has since undertaken complex remediation works, including the capping of seven former mine shafts, which have been incorporated into the scheme design.

Alongside new homes, the masterplan for Moss Nook includes a new spine road with segregated pedestrian and cycle routes, providing a more direct connection to the town centre, alongside new landscaping, public open spaces and sports facilities. In addition, all new homes on this site will be fitted with EV charging points and delivered in line with a Design Code, to ensure high quality development and cohesiveness across phases.

In December 2020, Harworth received a grant award from the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority’s Brownfield Land Fund to construct the new spine road and unlock the first phase of residential development at the site.

Harworth intends to deliver Moss Nook in phases over the next eight to ten years.

Andrew Blackshaw, chief operating officer at Harworth, commented: “Moss Nook demonstrates Harworth’s unique capabilities in remediating complex brownfield sites and transforming them into places where people want to live and work. Development at Moss Nook and Harworth’s other sites in the North West will contribute to our aim of accelerating sales and broadening the range of our residential products, a key component of our recently-announced strategy to double the size of our business over the next five to seven years.”