St George's Park, Needham Market.

St George’s Park is set to become home to a community of 266 properties – all on the site of a former chalk quarry in Needham Market, Suffolk.

The area has a rich and fascinating history – once called Needham Chalks, a quarry that was purchased by an Army veteran in 1946 using his demobilisation money following the end of the Second World War.

He left the plot to his son in the late 80’s and the family continued to run it as a successful chalk mining and processing operation right up until its purchase by Hopkins Homes in 2017.

The site is 45 acres, but the sheer face of the quarry walls reduce the area suitable for development to around 32 acres.

So far, 125 of the 266 properties have been built and once complete, 20 homes will be affordable housing and a further seven shared ownership.

The development will also offer its new community benefits including a pond, a play area, a timber footbridge and gravel paths forming a village centre within the development.

Our work on the project has been extensive.

We are completing all the on-site infrastructure including roads and drainage, complex deep bore soakaways, silt and surface water run-off management, earthworks in the form of cut and fill and piling mats and attendance.

In addition, we are responsible for the piled foundations, substructure brickwork, suspended oversites, domestic drainage, and external works.

Various retaining features, including unilog, Tobermore dry stone crib walling, masonry walls, screen walls and earth walls are set to be completed by a sub-contractor we have appointed.

The Site Manager for this project is Stuart Butters, working with a team of 30 people from Anderson.

  • Work began in August 2017
  • The projected completion date is March 2024

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