A large former hospital site has been transformed to create 1,200 homes with facilities that include a school and playing fields. Fairfield Park is a high-quality development built by eight different housebuilders following a coherent design code.
This new rural community of 1,200 homes is located in open country two miles north of Letchworth between the Bedfordshire villages of Stotfold and Arlesey. The development is set in the mature landscaped grounds of a listed former hospital building, which has been converted into apartments.
The development has unique character. The new homes have been built by eight different housebuilders following a design code. Although there is wide variety of house and apartment types, the Victorian style of the former hospital has been reinterpreted in the materials and detailing of the new buildings and there is a continuous street pattern.
A new primary school, community centre, small supermarket, sports pitches and several playgrounds have been provided. The extensive open space and the new and retained landscape features, including orchards, are maintained by a management company.
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