An update on recent developments in the Hamptons
The development of the next coffee shop, pub and retirement complex being built between Aldi and the new junction onto the A15 near Vivacity Premiere Gym is expected to be granted planning permission shortly. Contractors have already been on site to gear up for their works.
McCarthy & Stone delivers high quality retirement complexes across the country. Each development is individual and designed to reflect their individual location and the specific needs of the local community. Of the 45 apartments that will be provided within the McCarthy & Stone retirement development on Hampton Avenue, there will be 24 one bedroomed apartments and 21 two bedroomed apartments. There will also be the inclusion of a communal lounge, a buggy store and an office for the estate manager. There is also a guest suite provided on the third floor to accommodate family, friends and visitors on a first come first served basis.
Greene King is planning to build a Farmhouse Inn next door. Farmhouse Inns is a restaurant-led brand (there are no dedicated drinking areas, sport or loud music) with an emphasis on Great British Food. The building will provide relaxed dining areas, a bar and more formal restaurant area. There will also be provision of a safe area for children to play in.
The new Costa will be a drive thru coffee shop, providing hot and cold drinks and snacks to eat in or take away. The coffee shop will provide the same range of drinks and snacks to both people walking to the restaurant as those who use the drive thru.
The new junction off Hampton Avenue is progressing well and O&H Hampton is aiming to have it open before the end of this year.
Roger Tallowin explains that O&H has arranged for as much work as possible to be done without disturbance to the existing A15 carriageway, but eventually traffic lights will be needed to install the new ‘toucan’ style crossing which is an addition to the two existing ones at Clayburn way. A toucan crossing is a type of pedestrian crossing that also allows bicycles to be ridden across, and gets its name because ‘two can’ cross together, both pedestrians and cyclists.
The new layout will enable safer crossing of the A15 by pedestrians and cyclists heading between the two secondary schools or from the new Hampton Gardens village to the centre.
The City Council’s contractors working on the new Hampton Gardens secondary school have also been progressing well with the deep drainage which they are bringing across the A15.