Hampton - The Early Years

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This book charts the early days of Hampton, the fourth of Peterborough?s new townships,1 from the time when, as the ?Brickpits?, much of it was an area of complete desolation only considered suitable for landfilling, until it emerged as the largest development of its kind since Welwyn Garden City, in the 1930s. Along the way it will explain the challenges, many of them unique to this unusual site, which were faced by the very small team of pioneers tasked with creating a viable project in the most unpromising circumstances. By 2018 more than 5,000 homes have been erected at Hampton and more than 12,500 people now live there. How it came about that a company, which had no history of property development, should become involved in creating such a project with all its complexities is a matter of continuing interest especially at a time of national housing shortage. It does seem that, if we are to have any success in addressing our housing needs, we should learn the lessons of putting together a project on this s

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Language - English

Author(s) - Tom Denniford

Paperback

Published Date - February 25 2019

ISBN - 9781784565992

Dimensions - 24 x 17 x 0.8 cm

Page Count - 144

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