A2Dominion names Hill as main contractor for eco town second phase

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A2Dominion, the lead developer at NW Bicester, has named top 20 UK housebuilder Hill as the main contractor to deliver the second phase of its pioneering Elmsbrook development.

Hill, who were recently named as the WhatHouse? Housebuilder of the Year 2015, specialises in creating distinctive, quality homes. Hill will work with A2Dominion to build the second 73 of the 393 highly efficient, true zero carbon homes which are planned at Elmsbrook.

The phase will provide a mix of homes, from two bedroom starter properties to five bedroom executive family homes for private sale, which will be marketed under A2Dominion’s FABRICA brand. The site will also offer a number of affordable homes, including disabled access bungalows that will be managed by A2Dominion.

Hill was chosen by A2Dominion for this ground-breaking development because of its reputation for delivering high quality homes, the company’s commitment to sustainability and its focus on a community-led approach – creating homes that people really want to live in. Hill also have a regional office within the perimeter of the Elmsbrook site, which will create new local employment and supplier opportunities for the area.

Project Director, Steve Hornblow, said:

“We’re delighted to announce Hill as the contractor for the second phase of Elmsbrook at NW Bicester. As the winner of a number of industry leading housing awards in 2015, Hill shares our commitment to quality results. Importantly for this project, they are dedicated to developing sustainable homes that meet set environmental targets, create opportunities for local suppliers and sub-contractors and deliver local labour opportunities.

“Elmsbrook is a pioneering project designed to make it easy, attractive and affordable for people of all ages to live healthy, sustainable lifestyles in high quality homes without compromising the needs of future generations. Residents at Elmsbrook will not only have highly efficient, well designed homes, but also all the benefits of thoughtfully conceived green spaces and alternative travel choices, and all the necessary infrastructure to cultivate a thriving community.”

Kieran Larkin, Deputy Chief Executive at Hill, added:

“We are looking forward to working with A2Dominion on the second phase of the UK’s first eco town, which will create a sustainable new community for Bicester and raise the bar for the future of housebuilding in the UK. Oxfordshire is suffering from a major housing shortage, and the work underway at Elmsbrook at NW Bicester will help to provide the much needed family homes that the region needs.

“Hill has developed special expertise in sustainability from projects such as our Virido Concept House, which piloted and tested a range of sustainable technologies. Elmsbrook is an exciting and challenging project, and we have already established an expert team at the site to deliver its ambitious vision in the months ahead.”