The Willows development underpinned by £1.2m investment

The Willows, Radian Group’s popular development in Southampton, was recently completed and all 98 homes are now occupied including bungalows and a number of Passivhaus’; sustainable, low-energy properties.

The development was completed in collaboration with Eastleigh Borough Council and Drew Smith, part of Vistry Partnerships with investment from Homes England.

Councillor Keith House, Leader of Eastleigh Borough Council, said: “Our partnership with Radian has resulted in this exciting development of high-quality homes at The Willows at Hatch Farm. It has provided much-needed homes for market rent and affordable rent alongside homes for sale. This mix of tenures has helped to provide the right homes for local people, reduce our housing waiting list and also help to meet the shortfall in housing across the borough.”

The recent success of The Willows is just one example of Radian Group’s long-term commitment to developing bigger projects. By utilising our financial strength, supported by essential investment, the group will continue to provide affordable homes and create sustainable communities.

“Investment from local authorities, government bodies and partners drive our work forward and gives more people the opportunity to purchase homes. Our aim is to focus on nurturing thriving communities, building good-quality homes and developing more partnerships.” Gary Orr, Chief Executive, Radian Group.

Adrian Cator – Managing Director, Drew Smith commented; “Drew Smith have been a long term delivery partner of the Radian Group, working collaboratively and in partnership across a variety of affordable and market facing mixed tenure projects. The Willows represents the true value of partnerships working, whereby the local authority, housing association and developer/contractor have brought forward much needed housing delivery on an otherwise stalled but allocated site within the borough”.

Stephen Lodge, Executive Director of Development and Strategic Asset Management, Radian Group added; “We are committed to delivering homes across the south east and west of England; a commitment that is only possible through collaboration with our partners. The Willows is a recent example of a bespoke development that provides high-quality homes for individuals and families with access to green space, a number of which have been built to high sustainability standards.”