Miller Homes Midlands is investing over £4 million into the local community as part of its latest development in Hackwood Farm, Mickleover, Derby.
The leading housebuilder has pledged over £3 million into local education services, including the build of a brand new primary school.
Comprising of 700 energy-efficient properties, work has now begun at Hackwood Park off Radbourne Lane, with the leading housebuilder’s contribution supporting a number of local initiatives.
Further funds have also been invested in healthcare and travel links in the area. This includes improvements to bus services, and towards a new purpose built pedestrian bridge between the development and the existing housing community in Mickleover.
Additionally, further money will be invested in a new GP surgery, with an additional contribution made to footway advancements, ramp improvements leading to Mickleover Greenway, and the remodelling of traffic light timings for Radbourne Lane.
Local sports facilities will also see a welcome boost, with investment into Etwall Leisure Centre for both indoor and outdoor activities. A contribution will also be made to redevelop land close to the development into a public open green space, which will include a toddler and junior play area.
Alastair Parsons, area sales director for Miller Homes Midlands said: “It’s no secret there’s a real appetite for family homes in Derbyshire at the moment, and to help with this demand, we’re building a welcoming community at Hackwood Park in Mickleover.
“Our funding pledge will help enhance the local community, with the new primary school offering excellent educational services for youngsters growing up in the area. By contributing in this manner, we can help create somewhere families want to live for years to come, and that gives us great pleasure.”
The new development will offer of a mix of two to five-bedroom homes near Derby city centre and the stunning Peak District.