Needham Market: Phase One of Chambers Green Houses complete

11:45 a.m. July 24, 2022

The first phase of a 92-unit development on the site of a former headquarters has been completed.

Chambers Green in Needham Market is being set up at the former headquarters of Mid Suffolk District Council and will consist of a mix of 92 homes for sale, affordable rent and a retail outlet.

The completed first phase includes 32 new homes and a new East of England Co-op food store to support the development and growing community, which will open in the coming months.

Exterior side views of Chamber Green development
– Credit: Lucy Taylor Photography / Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils

A further 60 homes will be added to the site in phase two and work is expected to start later this year.

The conversion of the listed buildings will provide apartments that will retain the original character and features of the buildings, with a mix of two, three and four bedroom houses delivered across the rest of the site.

Lavinia Hadingham, Mid Suffolk Cabinet Member for Housing, said: “The completion of the first phase of this development is already making a difference to the lives of our residents, and I am delighted to see it coming to fruition step by step.

“This development is not only about providing housing for the present, but also ensuring that the city is sustainable in the future.

Delivery of green room keys

Daniel Hughes presents the green keys to the Phase 1 bedroom to Lavinia Hadingham, Cabinet Member of the Mid Suffolk District Council for Housing
– Credit: Lucy Taylor Photography / Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils

“The council remains focused on meeting the housing needs of the wider community, adding to our social housing stock and having accommodation available for those who also wish to own property.”

The new development comes with the transformation of the old college and the creation of a further 41 homes, meeting housing demand in the town as part of the council’s wider vision for Needham Market.

The Chambers Green and Old College housing estates are part of Mid Suffolk District Council’s Invest in Needham scheme, which includes a new library opening on the Old College site in February and a new cafe and visitor center in Needham Lake which opened in May.

All development is being carried out by Mid Suffolk Growth, a joint venture between Mid Suffolk District Council and the Norse Group.

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