First properties to go on sale at new 154-home development in Houghton Regis


  • Bellway will release the first homes at its Linmere Gateway development in Houghton Regis onto the market this month (March).

 A computer-generated image of some
of the homes Bellway is building at Linmere in Houghton Regis

The housebuilder is providing a further 154 homes at the development off Sundon Road - its second site within the wider 5,000-home Linmere project taking shape at the northern edge of the town.

Construction work is well underway on the Linmere Gateway site after plans for the scheme were approved by Central Bedfordshire Council in October 2021.
The development will include 142 properties for private sale and 12 affordable homes for rent or shared ownership.

Bellway is already in the process of building 153 homes at its nearby Bellway at Linmere development, the first residential phase to be delivered by any housebuilder within the wider Linmere site.

A new landscaped park is part of the developments at Linmere, Houghton Regis

The project is set to provide around 5,000 new homes and community facilities set within 190 acres of landscaped parkland as well as an investment of £36 million in local services from developer contributions.

Luke Southgate, Sales Director at Bellway Northern Home Counties said, “Our work in Linmere has excited much interest from buyers during the last 12 months, and half of the homes at our first development within the wider neighbourhood have now been sold.

“People who buy a home at Linmere Gateway will therefore be joining what is already becoming a thriving new community on the edge of Houghton Regis. The development is proving popular because of the easy access to the M1 for commuters, the wide range of schools and other educational establishments within walking distance and the acres of green space within the site.

“Linmere Gateway will be situated near the centre of the wider development, with the newly created green spaces of Ouzel Linear Park to the north and Linmere Park to the east. It will also be close to the Farmstead, the community hub with a café, dog groomer and play park which is now open.

“The design and range of the homes at Linmere Gateway will be similar to those at our first development, with a mix of houses and apartments to meet the varied needs of buyers. Unlike the first phase, it will also include a selection two-bedroom houses to cater for first-time buyers, downsizers and young families.”

Linmere Gateway will feature a range of one and two-bedroom apartments and two, three and four-bedroom houses. A showhome will open at the site this summer.
For more information about the development, visit https://www.bellway.co.uk/new-homes/northern-home-counties/linmere-gateway.