Duchy Partners with LindenTo Develop Spa Lawn Tennis Club, Harrogate

street scene extractThe Duchy of Lancaster has entered into a joint venture agreement with Linden Homes to develop the site formerly occupied by the Spa Lawn Tennis Club in Harrogate.

Following the granting of planning permission for 13 new homes on this site, the Duchy has chosen to partner with Linden Homes to bring these properties to market. Linden will construct the new homes in line with the Duchy’s quality standards and specification and market the development on the Duchy’s behalf.

This is the first time that the Duchy of Lancaster has entered into an agreement of this nature.

Head of Project Management Graeme Chalk said: “This may not be the traditional model, but it is certainly an innovative new approach which works for both parties. As a historic landowner in this area, we were very aware of the need for housing locally, but we also understood the sensitivities around new development in a heritage city like Harrogate. We therefore took time to select the right partner and a builder with a successful track record of delivering a quality product that is sympathetic to the scale and style of the surrounding environment.”

Work is scheduled to begin on site in August 2016 with a target completion date of July 2017.