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Cala Homes drives forward growth in South Home Counties

Cala Homes South Home Counties continues to unlock growth and development in the region, having acquired a new site in Tonbridge, Kent.
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Cala Homes South Home Counties continues to unlock growth and development in the region, having acquired a new site in Tonbridge, Kent, with potential for 125 new high-quality, well-connected homes serving local housing needs.

The deal, the latest in Cala’s regional growth trajectory, coincides with its office move from Farnham to Dorking Business Park, Surrey. The team’s relocation will ensure its closer proximity to its most rapidly expanding areas across Surrey, Sussex, Kent and the south London boroughs. 

The land acquisition means Cala South Homes Counties has this year contracted on more than 950 homes over five sites in the region, with other contracts currently in negotiation. Cala South Homes Counties continues to actively seek further immediate and strategic land opportunities to deliver much needed homes and community facilities.

The new site, located north of Lower Haysden Lane, Tonbridge, has full planning consent for the delivery of 125 new homes, 40 percent of which will be affordable. Set alongside attractive open space and new ecological areas, the scheme will enhance community connectivity – including new cycling and pedestrian links and improved public transport infrastructure. Additional benefits will support local education, social care, medical and community amenities as well as leisure facilities.

The relocation of its office from Farnham to Dorking supports Cala’s land strategy objectives and underscores its sustainability commitments. The team will be based closer to key locations, at the centre of its operations, which will reduce travel distance and time to its sites, helping to limit carbon footprint while increasing productivity. The new office provides more collaborative workspaces, and more space for Cala’s expanding team, plus electric vehicle charging points on site to cater for employees transitioning to EVs.

Nick Brown, Land Director at Cala Homes (South Home Counties), said:

“This latest site acquisition showcases our capability for bringing forward attractive and spacious new homes, with affordable housing and well-connected communities to meet local needs. We are delighted to support Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council with its housing target of delivering over 800 new homes per year.

“Having delivered 2,400 new homes across Surrey, Sussex, Kent and the south London boroughs since 2014, we’ve established a strong reputation as a trusted development partner. Our team understands the land market and the housing need of each area we operate within. We have an ambitious growth plan too – acquiring this site and moving to a new workspace in the centre of our patch support those ambitions.

“We are pursuing more immediate land opportunities across the South Home Counties and look forward to making further announcements to bring much-needed new homes and wider benefits to local communities in the coming months.”

Nick Brown, Land Director at Cala Homes (South Home Counties)

Cala is one of the UK’s leading providers of high-quality new homes. Cala’s national presence as a major UK home builder’s ensures impeccable local knowledge, built up over decades, to help deliver developments that serve the wants and needs of communities across the country.  The housebuilder recently declared a strong first half of 2022, ahead of forecast on number of completed homes, turnover, and pre-tax profit. Total home completions for 2022 are expected to top 3,100, and the company is on track to achieve a revenue of £1.8bn by 2026. For further information visit www.cala.co.uk.

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