Housebuilder completes purchase of former hotel

The former Woodside Hotel & Conference Centre in Kenilworth has been sold to national housebuilder Vistry Group.

Specialist land, development and property agency Newton LDP has completed the sale of the property at Glasshouse Lane on behalf of Archel Homes for an undisclosed sum.

The freehold property – a former Victorian country house – sits within 5.5 acres of land in an area which has been allocated for housing within the Warwick District Council local plan.

Richard Foxon, Managing Director of Newton LDP Ltd, which is based at Stockton in Warwickshire, said: “We are delighted to have concluded this sale for our client Archel Homes.

“This potential development site is in a great location on the outskirts of Kenilworth, in between Leamington and Coventry, and has good links to the A46 and motorway network.

“It is particularly pleasing to have concluded another land sale at Kenilworth having sold the adjacent site with planning permission for 620 new homes to Vistry Partnerships and Milverton Homes last year.

“This latest sale further strengthens our impressive track record across Warwickshire where we have a strong pipeline of future development sites with planning permission for more than 5,000 new homes and employment uses.”

Paul Stafford, MD of Vistry West Midlands, said: “We are really pleased to add this site to our portfolio and look forward to progressing our plans for the area.”

Jamie Pearson, from Archel Homes, added: “Newton LDP have been a fantastic help in securing this outcome for us.

“Their expertise and knowledge in the local area is second to none, and I am looking forward to working with them in the future.”