Work begins on new estate surrounding Preston deaf charity headquarters

Work has started on a new housing estate on one of Preston’s highest points.

Friday, 5th March 2021, 7:00 am
Updated Friday, 5th March 2021, 8:44 am

Imperial Fairway Ltd, a Preston company run by Terry Khan and his daughter Aaliyah, has begun groundworks on Woodland Crest, a 37-home development off Brockholes Brow.

The site surrounds the headquarters of the Deafway charity off Brockholes Brow.

While the entire site is 6.4 acres, only 3.4 acres is being developed, mainly with semi-detached houses aimed at first-time buyers and commuters.

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An artist's impression of how the development will look

Mr Khan said: “The way we build is different to the big boys - we are a local company, very experienced, and put a lot of passion into what we do.

“When I bought a house from a big developer in 2004, I was disappointed with it. It had been thrown up so quickly and even the drains weren’t connected.

“Our builds will be quality-led, and will improve the site."

He added: “It is one of the highest points in Preston, with great views. It’s close to the motorway, but high enough so you can’t hear it, and there is a sense of privacy up there.”

Aaliyah Khan

Mr Khan said that building work will start on April 1 , with the development finished in 18 to 24 months.

The road names on the site will be High Ridge Road and Natures Way.

Access to the estate will be via a new entrance to on Glenluce Drive, replacing the existing entry point to the site which lies directly at the junction between the side street and the main road.

>>>Read about the road arrangement hereThe developer has not been required to provide any affordable housing due to “abnormal costs” of clearing the site.

How the street scene will look