Final home completed at Phase 2

The last property has been completed at Phase 2 of North Prospect, marking a key milestone in one of the biggest regeneration schemes the city has ever seen.

Developer Barratt Homes has put the finishing touches to the last of its 650 homes at the new community in North Prospect, signaling the end of its work there.

We awarded the five-star housebuilder the contracts to deliver new homes in PL2 – phases 1 and 2 of the scheme.

Phase 2 consists of 347 homes, 118 for affordable rent, 56 for shared ownership through our SO Living brand and 173 for private sale.

The area now benefits from a range of local amenities, including The Beacon community hub, which houses facilities such as meeting spaces, North Prospect Library, a convenience store and a nursery.

Paul Moran, Managing Director of Barratt Homes in the region, said: “Playing a key role in the transformation of this large area of Plymouth has been so rewarding. As the South West’s leading developer, regeneration is very important to us and we’re proud of our work here at PL2. Seeing happy families moving in really has been the best part of the project and we wish all our residents the best in their new homes.”

One such family is the Thornton family. Mum Michelle, her partner Shaun and children Charlie and Lyla moved in to the very last home to be completed, a three-bed semi in Ash Grove.

The house includes solar panels and a spacious garden and drive. Michelle said she loves the layout of the home, which is arranged over three levels and features a utility room and generous kitchen diner.

She said: “It’s amazing. We wanted to stay here because Charlie goes to school locally. I work in West Park and my mum lives in Peverell. It’s a great location. I also like the community spirit in North Prospect.”

Charlie added: “I’ve got the biggest room in the house! This is a really good house.”

Andrew Lawrie, Head of Development at PCH, said: “It’s great to have reached this milestone and it’s with thanks to our partners Barratt Homes, Plymouth City Council and the Homes and Communities Agency who have helped with funding.

“I’m pleased that families like the Thorntons are settling in to their new homes. It’s about more than houses though. The community is benefitting from brand new facilities like the Beacon which sit at the heart of North Prospect.

“The regeneration has also seen huge changes in the area which make it barely recognisable from what it was. Crime has fallen dramatically and there are improvements against a wide range of social indicators.”

Elsewhere in the regeneration, Phase 3 (Southern Gate) is well underway and we have submitted planning permission for Phase 5.