Set on a dramatic promontory, Hampton Heights will provide 350 contemporary homes with strong links to Haddon Lake and the Peterborough Green Wheel strategic leisure and cycle route around the city.
The homes are likely to be built in two or three phases, and O&H Hampton is currently in discussions with utility companies and with Natural England as the site is right next door to a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
Hampton Heights will feature significant areas of public open space right at its centre, marking the historic location of four chimneys from the old Ortons Brickworks where a million bricks a week used to be made.
The brickwork furnaces were lit there in 1954 and burned continuously until the turn of the century. Indeed, the ground there is still warm - it has acted as a huge night storage heater! So the site will be laid out as a sunken garden to accommodate Sustainable Urban Drainage.