Lydney Grange, Midland Road, Peterborough


Longhurst Group (L&H Homes)

Number of homes   

89 - 2, 3 and 4 bed houses and 2 bed flats


April 2013


Phase I - June 2014 / Phase II - February 15


RG & P Architects


Westleigh Developments

Local Authority

Peterborough City Council

Following extensive consultation with local people, the Lydney Grange scheme won overwhelming public and City planning support when proposals were submitted to regenerate a City eyesore.


As part of the Peterborough City Centre regeneration programme and responding to a growing need for high quality housing, this £11million scheme, transformed the derelict Dairy Crest factory. This site had attracted anti-social behaviour and crime for years and raised public concern. Situated in the station quarter, it has excellent commuter routes.


Working closely with the City, partners and local residents, Pitch provided project management and clerk of works services.


Following demolition and ground works, the timber-framed construction got underway. The site’s immediate proximity to the station and mainline railway meant close liaison with Network Rail was essential during both the design and construction phases. Much of the clean building material from the site clearance was recycled for use in the groundworks to reduce cost and waste removal.


This 89 home development, boasts large open community space and offered a wide range or tenure options which, proved extremely popular to families and young career people commuting to London.