Work has started at the Hunter Valley's newest address, Hereford Hill.
Created by award-winning developers, McCloy Group, the 25ha parcel of land off the New England Highway will provide 280 new home sites for more than 600 residents.
To kick off the project, Clarendon Homes founder Peter Campbell and McCloy Group managing director Brian Swaine joined to break ground on the display home centre.
Mr Swaine said the location has "a beautiful rural setting" and the McCloy Group jumped at the opportunity to be part of its development."
"It has been very well received by the market. The first registrations will be in the next month or so ... hopefully people will be moving in by Christmas," he said.
"We are trying to put our normal McCloy stamp as a masterplan residential community. We are trying to provide all those additional amenities. We provide everything from housing to childcare centre ... to public parks."
Clarendon Homes was the first builder to commit to the site - with work starting on our luxury homestead design, The Bowral 44.
The four-bedroom, single-level Bowral 44 display home is the ideal choice for this bucolic setting. It has been designed specifically to capitalise on views while still providing room for a growing family and protection from the extremes of cold and heat. For the growing numbers of families looking to escape the city in a post-COVID world, it also offers a spacious office ideal for working from home, as well as a well-designed open plan kitchen, living and dining area set up for entertaining.
For Clarendon Homes, it represents the company’s ongoing commitment to providing beautifully designed and thoughtfully planned homes for Australian families. Clarendon Homes has been building stunninghomes for Australian families for more than 43 years. The new Clarendon display home signals our ongoing commitment to providing affordable, welldesigned homes that families will want to grow up with in the greater Newcastle and Hunter Valley region.
NSW sales manager David Bourke said the organisation saw the opportunity with the huge amount of growth in the Lochinvar area. "We've got a great relationship with the McCloy Group and we were quick to get into discussions with those guys," he said.
"We are going to display a big ranch style home called The Bowral which will be an entry road home into Hereford Hill. We think that ranch style home will fit in with all the surrounding areas and up through the Hunter and appeal to a lot of people. We will also be building two other standardised plans.
"We see a lot of synergies between Clarendon Homes and the McCloy Group."
Hereford Hill is located at the entrance to the Lochinvar Urban Release Area, which has been identified as a major housing, transport and service in the Maitland Regional Strategy.
Story originally covered by Meg Francis | Maitland Mercury | 4th June 2021