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Brentwood Council announces joint venture with Morgan Sindall
Brentwood Borough Council has announced a partnership with Morgan Sindall Investments to deliver new homes and commercial facilities.
The long term regeneration will see new homes, public spaces, commercial and leisure facilities built on council land in a 50:50 Limited Liability Partnership which is set to be established over a 30-years.
There will be opportunities for the Council to acquire properties including affordable housing. However, it is still subject to final approval by the Council
Brentwood Borough Council Leader, Cllr Louise McKinlay said:
“This is the largest and most significant project Brentwood Borough Council has ever undertaken. Indeed, it will produce the most comprehensive opportunity for our borough in terms of future design and offer.
"We have a grand vision of what we want our Town to become and this opportunity is a once in a lifetime chance to make this a reality. Our residents will, over the coming months and years, be able to see a real change that will build on our heritage and create a Town of the future for generations to come.”
By May last year, 15 organisations had applied to become the Joint Venture Partner. This was whittled down to five companies with final submissions received in December last year.