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L&Q completes first Warwickshire development


L&Q has completed construction works at Birnam Mews, a new 60-home neighbourhood on the edge of Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire.

Birnam Mews represents the first development to be completed by L&Q in Warwickshire, a region the leading housing association has been expanding into in recent years.

Construction works started in November 2018, when L&Q started works on an open field on the edge of the village of Tiddington. The development was built on land acquired by L&Q Estates, a leading strategic land business which joined the L&Q Group in 2017.

Birnam Mews consists of a number of one-bed quarter homes, and two to four-bed larger homes located around three generously sized communal greens and play areas. These carefully landscaped open spaces form the heart of the development, giving residents views and a sense of space, whilst encouraging people to come together.

Built using local tradespeople and materials sourced from the area, Birnam Mews blends into the character of the surrounding village. But despite its traditional appearance, the scheme was built using cutting edge technologies to create a sustainable, ‘future-proofed’ neighbourhood.

Each home with an individual car parking space has been fitted with an electric car charging point, in the expectation that the technology will become widely adopted in the next few years.

All the homes were built with innovative modern methods of construction. Following a landmark deal between L&Q and Stewart Milne Timber Systems, all 60 homes were built using off-site manufactured timber frames. These were assembled in a factory before being transported to the site and erected.

This enabled the homes to be built to a consistently high standard, using precision engineered techniques in a controlled factory setting. The homes are so well insulated that they achieve excellent levels of energy efficiency (rated a high EPC B), meaning lower fuel bills for residents all year round.

Ian Millard, operations director at L&Q said: “The completion of our first Warwickshire development is a proud moment for us. We firmly believe that your home should offer you an opportunity to live a better life, and those principles shaped Birnam Mews – a collection of spacious homes set within a beautiful countryside setting. With new homes coming soon at L&Q at Consilio, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Beauchamp Park, Warwick, we’re looking forward to continuing our expansion into Warwickshire.”