Bovis Homes' Regional Director, John Lougher, Borough Council of Wellingborough Leader, Councillor Paul Bell, Peter Bone MP and representatives from project partners were at Wellingborough Station for the official ground breaking ceremony.
Work will now begin on the vital infrastructure to kick-start the scheme including two new roads and two new bridges across the Midland Mainline and the River Ise. Construction of the first housing areas will follow in 2016.
When complete Stanton Cross is set to deliver:
· 3,200 residential units
· 7,500 new jobs
· A significant number of jobs a year during construction
· 110 hectares of commercial use
· 9 hectares of leisure use and community facilities
· Country park of 58 hectares
· 2 local centres
· 2 primary schools and land for a secondary school
· New station building and 1,000 space car park
· Office development around the station on the east of the train line.
The whole development is expected to take 10-15 years to complete.
Bovis Homes South Midlands Regional Director, John Lougher, said: "Bovis Homes and our partners on this project have worked incredibly hard to bring Stanton Cross to reality. We have overcome many obstacles along the way and now look forward to seeing this exciting development deliver new infrastructure, employment and homes for Wellingborough".
Cllr Bell added:"I'm delighted that work has started at Stanton Cross. This project will put Wellingborough on the map. It shows that our borough is thriving and prosperous and able to attract investment and provide opportunities. The council has been involved and supportive since day one and will continue to work with partners to ensure the successful delivery of Stanton Cross, and the many benefits it will bring our community."