About Hanwood Park

Kettering is integral to the growth of Northamptonshire and Hanwood Park is making an essential contribution to the development of the region.

A Flourishing New Neighbourhood

Kettering is integral to the growth of Northamptonshire and Hanwood Park is making an essential contribution to the development of the region.

Hanwood Park is a flourishing new neighbourhood to the east of Kettering – a place for people to live, work, learn, enjoy, visit and explore.

Once complete, Hanwood Park will provide up to 5,500 new homes, four primary schools, a secondary school, shops, community buildings, employment spaces, leisure facilities, parks and woodlands.

A Thriving Location

Hanwood Park is on the eastern edge of Kettering and extends to 332 hectares (820 acres) - which is about 200 acres larger than the Silverstone motor racing site. There are no listed buildings or archaeological sites within the development site.

Much of the gently undulating land that Hanwood Park now occupies was previously used for growing crops, but there are also areas of woodland and significant hedgerows which will be retained and enhanced.

Kettering was identified as a growth town in the East Midlands Regional Plan (2005). In 2008, the North Northamptonshire Core Spatial Strategy proposed between 4,000 and 6,000 new homes in the East Kettering Sustainable Urban Extension – now known as Hanwood Park.

Hanwood Park has been carefully planned from the outset, to blend with the surrounding environment. Existing wildlife habitats will be protected and extended and new environments will be created to grow food and support additional species.

Well Connected

Separated from Kettering by the generous green corridor which straddles the River Ise, Hanwood Park is adjacent to Barton Seagrave and will be connected to the town by a new bridge across the River and offer direct access to the A14, which links to the M1, M6 and A1.

Kettering is on the Midland Main Line railway, with journey times to Central London of around 50 minutes and Central Birmingham from around an hour and a quarter.

The Team

Hanwood Park LLP is the master developer, providing roads, services, drainage and major areas of public open space. The LLP is a joint venture between two experienced developers:

  • North Northamptonshire Investments Limited
  • Buccleuch Property

All of the infrastructure required to support the first phase of development is fully funded, with support from Homes England.

The Operating Partner responsible for planning and delivering Hanwood Park is Pitmore.

Development Partners

Currently working alongside the master developer to bring forward different parcels of development at Hanwood Park are:

  • Avant Homes
  • Bellway Homes
  • David Wilson Homes
  • Orbit Homes
  • Persimmon Homes
  • Taylor Wimpey