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Station Road Billingborough Phase I

  • client
  • Lindpet Investments Ltd
  • contract value
  • £to be confirmed
  • date
  • 2018
  • sector
  • Housing
  • location
  • Billingborough
  • contact
  • Mark Welsford

Billingborough railway station was opened in 1872 to serve passengers on the Great Northern Railway. It provided access to Peterborough and from there onwards to London. It was closed to passengers in 1930 and subsequently closed altogether in 1964. After the rails had gone it became simply another industrial site hosting a collection of buildings of various shapes and sizes and in various states of repair. More lately the site was a haulage yard.

It is now set to re-emerge with a new lease of life as a site for family housing. Split into two phases, phase one sees the creation of 23 three and four bedroomed two-storey houses, some detached some semi-detached. Inspiration for materials is taken from the local Lincolnshire vernacular: a palette of red and buff brickwork with strong stone window surrounds.