Orchards Green - First Seeds Planted - News update - Autumn 2017

Fri 17 Nov 2017

Work has now started on developing the 200-acre north Ely site to create a thriving new community.

Our first investment priority was the Isle of Ely primary school, which is already successfully established and achieving impressive results. Now we are working with development partners to provide 1,200 new homes that will create an exciting new community hub set in landscaped grounds with green open spaces.

What happens next?

As part of the comprehensive plan to provide new homes of mixed size and tenure through phased delivery over the following five years, Orchards Green aims to meet housing needs for a mix of individuals, couples, homeworkers and families at all life stages. The initial phase of 199 homes will be built adjacent to the school by Hopkins Homes, aiming to deliver their sales complex in January 2018, with first properties available for sale during summer 2018. There will be provision for private housing and affordable homes.

How will this enhance Ely?

With community at its heart the new Orchards Green living environment will have its own allotments, extensive parkland areas, playgrounds, cricket green, community shop and local pub. Together with investment in a purpose-built care home and connectivity to superfast broadband the infrastructure will also incorporate a network of on and off-site cycle paths and walkways. This will encourage sustainable lifestyles while providing easy access to the centre of Ely plus public transport connecting nationwide rail and road links. These essential elements for a cohesive community will see this exciting project become a reality, creating new choices and making Ely ever more desirable.

Who we are

Endurance Estates is a local company based in Cambridgeshire with a trusted track record for project management and development expertise. Partnering with local landowners, we work with planning authorities, government bodies, educational establishments and charities to shape and deliver development projects for thriving new communities. We are already working with local partners in Ely to ensure the Orchards Green project is successful for all and that our contribution uplifts the community. Ongoing projects include archaeology to protect the site’s heritage, engagement with the school, orchard plantations and preparation of design codes for later phases of the development.