Jarvis Group

We are delighted to announce our latest project, The Gates, which is being delivered by Jarvis Contracting in partnership with settle, to provide 119 homes in the Bidwell area of Houghton Regis.

The Gates is the first land acquisition and turnkey development assembled by Jarvis Partnership Homes, using the strength of the Jarvis brand to deliver much needed affordable homes.

The scheme will be delivered in 3 phases, and will provide a mixture of 1, 2, 3 and 4-bed homes with 45 of them for affordable rent and 74 for shared ownership.

The development is funded through Homes England’s Affordable Housing Fund 21/26 and is an important step as part of settle’s corporate plan commitment to build 1,500 homes – 90% of which will be affordable – by 2024.

Thomas Cardwell, Land and Partnerships Director at Jarvis Partnership Homes, said: “This is a great example of how partnership working can be used to bring forward schemes on a turn key basis for housing associations, Jarvis Partnership Homes have been involved in this scheme from initial site identification, through to delivery. Through a successful detailed planning application, working alongside settle, we designed a scheme which was fully NDSS compliant and fitted with Homes England funding requirements. We have been able to bring some much-needed affordable homes to Central Bedfordshire.”

settle chief executive, Gavin Cansfield, said: “We’re delighted to continue our relationship with Jarvis and work in partnership with them on this development. The Gates is a great example of our commitment to work with partners and residents to provide good quality homes and services that respond to the needs of our residents, along with investing in neighbourhoods and communities.”

Initial works will start on site in the Summer with the final phase completing in the Winter 2023.