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Work starts on phase two of Horwood Gardens in Oadby

Work on phase two of Horwood Gardens development in Oadby is now under way.

The scheme being built by Ashberry Homes – part of the Bellway Group – is named after the first curator of the University of Leicester’s Botanic Garden, Arthur Horwood.

Horwood Gardens is bringing 71 homes for private sale and 46 affordable homes available for local people through low-cost rent or shared ownership.

Phase one included the construction of 45 private properties, and all the affordable homes, and now work has begun on the remaining 26 three, four and five-bedroom houses, which occupy a smaller site on the opposite side of Gartree Road.

Shirley MacLeod, Sales Manager for Ashberry Homes, said: “Work at Horwood Gardens is advancing extremely well, as we can see from our progress on phase one and the start of construction on phase two.

“This is great news for this part of Leicestershire as there is certainly demand for new housing here and in particular for high-quality, well-designed properties.

“The range of homes here has proved to be very attractive. There is something for every kind of buyer, whether they are purchasing their first home, upsizing to accommodate a family, or looking to downsize into a modern and more efficient property.

“Horwood Gardens is already an integral part of the Oadby area as a neighbourhood and a community is forming. And it is very fitting that it is named after Arthur Horwood as people in the area are rather fond of the Botanic Garden, which was transferred to Oadby in 1947 and is still here to this day.”

The scheme is part of wider 310-home project which is being delivered jointly by Ashberry Homes and Bellway. Work started towards the end of 2020.

The developers are investing more than £987,000 in local services and infrastructure through the contributions agreed as part of the planning agreement, including funding for bus passes, healthcare, primary and secondary education, as well as library contributions, allotment contributions and Coombe Park Pavilion contributions.

There’s currently a choice of three and four-bedroom houses for sale at Horwood Gardens, with prices starting from £379,995.

For more information on the new homes visit or call the sales team on 0116 490 0340.