'Farmstead' Coming to Houghton Regis!

It has been announced by the Houghton Regis Management Company (HRMC) has that its new centre, The Farmstead, is due to open in early 2021 as part of the Linmere development project.

This community hub will provide a café, retail and leisure space at the heart of the consortium’s much-anticipated Linmere development - “where wellbeing is prioritised and outdoor living is a way of life”.

The Farmstead will consist of three barn-like structures arranged around a central courtyard.  A nature-inspired adventure playground for children will wrap around the site adjacent to the landscaped grounds and gardens of Linmere Park.

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The Farmstead will include an artisan café, with all-day dining catering for up to 100 customers, a community hall, three multi-use retail or workshop units, an open-plan office space and meeting rooms.

A dedicated Linmere manager will organise events, workshops and activities for the wider local community.

Nigel Reid, project lead for HRMC said: “The Farmstead is an important element of the Linmere development. We see it as being the heart and soul of the local area, not just for local residents but also the wider community of Houghton Regis.

“The focus is on offering a café that aligns with the health and wellbeing ethos of the Linmere development, an adventure playground and community hall.”

Mr Reid added: “We really are delighted to be launching The Farmstead vision, which will further preserve a link with the heritage of Houghton Regis, recreating the vernacular of the historic Houghton Regis tithe barns, and bringing forward a place that the community can enjoy and be proud of.”

There will be many opportunities for innovative local businesses to be involved in running the café and retail units, and for local people to run classes and events.

To register your interest in getting involved, email info@linmere.com.

Details of Planning Application - CB/20/01001/RM

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