Berkeley buys former Civil Service College site

Grant Prior 4 years ago
Share

Berkeley has bought the former Government Civil Service College site at Sunningdale Park in Berkshire for £50m.

The move will see the neo-Georgian building, Northcote House restored and the surrounding land redeveloped as a retirement village providing 103 apartments for people aged over 55.

The site will also see the development of 168 new homes.

Northcote House was sold to the Government in 1947 and was used as a training centre for civil servants until 2012. In recent years, the building had been used as a conference centre and hotel.

Berkeley Group Chairman, Tony Pidgley said: “We are delighted to be moving ahead with this exciting project and look forward to working with the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and local people to create a fantastic community at Sunningdale Park, alongside a beautiful new 42 acre public park for everyone to enjoy.”

The retirement village will be built by the Audley Group.

Nick Sanderson, the Chief Executive of the Audley Group said: “This site presents a unique opportunity to create an aspirational mixed use development to serve the whole community.

“The demand for high quality retirement living options, with a holistic approach to housing, care and health, continues to grow and we’re proud to be leading the way.”

Latest news

Mace confirmed on £100m London office retrofit

Work underway on Helical's 100 New Bridge Street job near Ludgate Circus
6 hours ago

Wylfa chosen for next big nuclear power station build

Government names Anglesey site for a large-scale gigawatt nuclear power plant.
9 hours ago

Bowmer & Kirkland trading profit halves

Contractor buys HVAC specialist Adcock despite challenging market
9 hours ago

Piling specialist Van Elle plans further job cuts

Piling specialist plans further cost savings in face of lower demand
10 hours ago

Civils contractor A Catlow files administration notice

High voltage cable specialist lodges court notice
9 hours ago

Green light for ARC Oxford lab campus

Work to start later this year on £40m Ascent building job
10 hours ago

Stonehenge tunnel hit by another legal delay

Court upholds latest appeal against £1.7bn scheme by campaigners
1 day ago

Plans go in for huge Olympic Park construction hub

Bow Goods Yard could deliver 3.5m tonnes of materials a year to sites across London
1 day ago

40% affordable homes target for Labour’s new towns

Labour pledges to select new town sites by end of first year
1 day ago

Plan for £100m Liverpool Baltic station

Construction work could begin next year
1 day ago

Surgo Construction went down owing £4.5m

Biggest creditor is Bellway Homes after dispute on housing job
1 day ago

Vistry seals £157m West London housing deal

Around 575 homes to be built at Merrick Place scheme in Ealing
1 day ago

Streamlined Watkin Jones returns to profit in first half

Multi-room specialist sees secured work pipeline hit £1.4bn
1 day ago

Bellway hires ex-brickie as group construction chief

James Griffin to oversee move to the Future Homes Standard and timber frame.
1 day ago

Persimmon under fire for delays to £10m relief road

West Suffolk Council serves Breach of Condition Notices after timetable slips again
1 day ago

BAM wins £33m Kent secondary school job

Replacement Swanley academy to be built at live school site
1 day ago

Aluminium cladding specialist collapses

Melton Mowbray-based firm worked for several main contractors
2 days ago

Brickwork contractor Lee Marley returns to profit

Affordable and rental homes demand lifts brickwork contractor
2 days ago

Housing contractor Durkan suffers second year of losses

More fire safety provisions tip firm into £3.9m loss
2 days ago

Farrans makes breakthrough on tricky tunnel job

Tunnel under Tees latest part of new £155m water pipeline job
2 days ago

Heidelberg buys aggregates and earthworks specialist B&A

Latest deal follows acquisition of Mick George
2 days ago

Flagship biodiversity net gain scheme flawed

NAO warns Government's flagship green development scheme at risk of failure
5 days ago

Plan in for £3bn Lincolnshire mega data centre

3.3m sq ft Humber Tech Park will be one of Europe's largest data centres
5 days ago

Green light for Digbeth 1,300 homes scheme

Warner’s Fields scheme to start with excavation and landscaping of the River Rea
5 days ago

£210m M3 Junction 9 upgrade gains consent

VolkerFitzpatrick to start work in early 2025 on Winnall roundabout, near Winchester
5 days ago

United Living wins 14-year L&Q homes repairs deal

Trafford housing upkeep deal worth £205m
5 days ago

£400m Lewisham resi-led scheme advances

Land deal paves way for Amro Partners' 1,000-home London scheme
5 days ago

McLaren gets go-ahead for Grade II listed Leeds student scheme

Springfield House to be revamped and two new wings added
5 days ago

Piling giant to fit people alarms on all rigs

Cementation Skanska upgrades site safety systems
5 days ago

Vistry to make £800m profit after subcontractor cost cuts

House builder bullish about shareholder returns after asking suppliers for discounts
6 days ago

Contractor services