Homes England agrees £30m loan for Basildon resi schemes

Homes England has agreed a £30m loan to Swan Housing Association to enable two major developments in Basildon, Essex. The schemes comprise 760 new homes and around 86,000 sq ft of commercial space across two sites. Laindon Place (pictured) will see 210 homes and around 75,000 sq ft of commercial space replacing the former shopping centre. The development will include a new high street with shops, a supermarket and a health centre. The remaining 550 homes will be built in three phases at Beechwood Village, formerly called Craylands Estate. This will add to the 400 homes, shops and community space