Construction is officially underway on Lincoln’s premier residential development, The Parklands, following a ‘cutting of the turf’ ceremony which took place today (23 July).
The ceremony, which was hosted by Lincoln-based developer Jackson Living, part of Jackson & Jackson Developments, marked the commencement of construction works, with members of the local community and other stakeholders in attendance.
The Parklands will be a collection of 155 exclusive, individual properties, set within a tranquil woodland location, just a few miles north of Lincoln.
When complete, the 46.7-acre development will also feature beautiful outdoor open spaces, woodland footpaths, a restaurant, kitchen garden, community allotments and an outdoor gym.
Preparation works have already been underway at The Parklands site since March, creating accessible paths in the local woodland, introducing new species to the existing ponds, and working to ensure wildlife inhabitants in the surrounding area are protected, and that the development is respectful of the landscape and natural environment.
Dominik Jackson, director at Jackson & Jackson Developments, said: “The Parklands will offer not only a stunning place to live, but also a real sense of community for its residents in a beautiful woodland environment. It is a world away from the traditional images of a housing estate; this is a new generation of bespoke housing which will promote and enrich village life.
“Myself and the whole team have spent many months carefully planning and designing every aspect of The Parklands to bring to life a wonderful, peaceful place to live while enhancing the incredible setting.
“As with other Jackson Living schemes, The Parklands is being delivered by a local team of contractors and, once complete, it will have provided more than 100 new jobs for the local community.
“Thank you to all those who joined us for the turf cutting ceremony, it’s wonderful so have so much support and to officially mark the start of creating The Parklands.”
The build programme of the scheme is being delivered by local construction consultancy LGG Projects.
Paul Jakuc, from LGG Projects, said: “It’s a privilege to be working with Jackson Living on The Parklands. We have been planning this development for so long to ensure we get it just right and it’s wonderful to see the progress made so far.”