A sustainable new neighbourhood extending a well established village
The vision for Mindenhurst is to transform the existing Princess Royal Barracks site into a thriving neighbourhood that reconnects with the existing Deepcut village.
The new homes will be characterised by their setting in the surrounding rural landscape with natural open space acting as the defining feature of the settlement, which offers a sustainable lifestyle in which residents can live, work and play.
The neighbourhood will be connected to a wider network of pedestrian and cycle routes and a community hub will offer significant new and improved facilities including a village green, new community hall, sports pitches, village pub as well as the refurbishment of the Grade II listed St Barbara’s Church. A sports hub and various play areas will provide opportunities for recreation and leisure use. The vast provision of amenities will make the new village a vibrant place to live with an ideal lifestyle balance.
The scheme also welcomed Swedish housebuilder, Trivselhus, who will deliver 28 low-carbon, high-specification properties created using off-site manufacturing to provide fixed-cost homes and minimise construction programmes.
The Trivselhus site is located close to the centre of the Mindenhurst development, adjacent to the village green, new public house and the St Barbara’s Church.
These homes will be very energy-efficient, built using sustainable materials, to enhance the local area, while minimising the environmental impact.
John Harris, Managing Director at Trivselhus
– 1,119 new homes and 81 converted homes which retain buildings currently on the site.
– A varied housing mix including a good range of housing sizes and tenures, creating a well-balanced community.
– A new primary school and nursery for 420 children, retail outlets, sports facilities, business premises and 69 hectares of public green space will be delivered for existing and new residents to enjoy.
– The village green will incorporate play areas and a village pond to act as a community focal point, an important ecological habitat, and an integral part of the sustainable drainage system.
– The formal park along Deepcut Bridge Road will provide an attractive and accessible environment for recreational activities including relaxing, playing, walking and socialising.
– The rich military heritage and legacy of Deepcut will be reflected in the new neighbourhood and public open spaces through a public art strategy.
– The palette of materials will be characterised by predominantly warm, earthy colours, and the use of brick, tiles and timber will reflect the Surrey vernacular and complement the heathland setting.