Bruntwood and Hillcrest partner on Knutsford scheme

Bruntwood has partnered with Hillcrest Homes to work on the next phase of the Booths Park project in Knutsford.

The duo are looking to bring forward a phased development of about 150 homes with open spaces and a mixture of property types. These include family housing, bungalows and efficiently-designed apartments.

The proposed site has been confirmed as safeguarded land for future residential development through its allocation by Cheshire East Council in the Local Plan.

Bruntwood and Hillcrest Homes will soon launch a public consultation on the masterplan for the proposals, which recognises the proximity of the plot to Booths Hall. The project will also look at enhancing the leisure potential of the Mere and new public pathways across Booths Park.

James Payne of Hillcrest Homes said: “Both Hillcrest Homes and Bruntwood have a significant involvement in the future development pipeline in Cheshire and it is great to be working with a company with the vision and commitment of Bruntwood.

“We share a similar philosophy on listening to the community and addressing their needs. Booths Park has for many years been a restricted site and we want to open it up to the town and enable residents to share in its new and existing facilities, within this fantastic parkland setting.”

Owned by Bruntwood, Booths Park is an estate of more than 220 acres and is home to a thriving business community with more than 60 companies employing about 1,300 staff.

Chris Roberts of Bruntwood said: “Hillcrest Homes has substantial experience in delivering high quality homes in Cheshire and the North West and were a natural choice of partner for this project.

“Bruntwood is recognised as the long term owners and custodians of the estate and we want to ensure any future development at Booths Park is sensitive to the location, integrates within the estate and is a product that we are proud to put our name alongside.”