Elivia Homes seals deal on historic Headley Court site with Knight Frank

15 Mar 2024

Elivia Homes seals deal on historic Headley Court site with Knight Frank, paving the way for a community of 70 sustainable, design-led homes

Elivia Homes Central has exchanged contracts on Headley Court, a new flagship site in Surrey, marketed and sold by global property consultancy Knight Frank on behalf of Vistry Group.

Situated in an affluent, semi-rural location within the sought-after village of Headley, this design-led development will comprise 62 high-quality and sustainable two, three, and four-bedroom properties alongside 8 much needed affordable homes.

The site has had a rich history, including most recently when it was in part used as a rehabilitation centre for injured members of the British Armed Forces up until 2018, before being sold by the MoD.

Thanks to proactive partnership and on-going collaborative efforts with the landowner, Elivia Homes successfully unlocked the site this month, and will now be bringing it to life to seamlessly integrate with, and enhance, the local area – adding significant value.

The properties will be equipped with air source heat pumps, leveraging low carbon energy sources to minimise environmental impact and maximise energy efficiency. Furthermore, charging points will also be integrated into the infrastructure, promoting the adoption of electric vehicles, and reducing carbon emissions within the community.

Steve Brownlie, Land Director at Elivia Homes Central comments: “We are thrilled to have exchanged contracts at this extraordinary location in Surrey. Our sensitive approach means we are well-placed to deliver a high-quality scheme which is in keeping with the local area and community. We plan to provide much-needed new homes which are highly efficient, incorporate green energy solutions and are sympathetic to the environment.”

Tim Traynor, a Partner in the Development Land team at Knight Frank said: “We’re very pleased to have secured the sale of this exceptional site to Elivia Homes on behalf of our client, Vistry Group. We look forward to seeing Elivia's design-led approach come to life, creating an excellent place to live and a new community.“

 “This part of Surrey continues to be an extremely desirable location for investment and coupled with the need to deliver high-quality new homes, it was clear that Headley Court brought a rare offering to the market. This transaction further demonstrates the strong demand for immediate land opportunities across the south east, as housing providers remain focused on prime and environmental credentials."

Amy Savage, Land and Planning Director at Vistry Group added: “It has been a pleasure working with Elivia Homes and Knight Frank to bring this deal to a successful conclusion. Vistry Group very much look forward to seeing Elivia bring the planning consent obtained to life and we are proud of the high quality scheme that will be delivered”

Construction is set to commence in Autumn 2024, with the first homes released for sale in Autumn 2025.

Elivia Homes are currently developing further flagship sites in Surrey, including at Haslemere and Wivelsfield Green, and seek further land opportunities across the south-east.


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About Elivia Homes

Elivia Homes is an award-winning homebuilder focused on design-led and sustainable developments in aspirational locations across the South-East. Elivia builds approximately 250 homes per year across its existing Central and Southern regions and through Millwood Designer Homes which it acquired in January 2023.

Elivia Homes’ mission is to create developments that help people and places thrive and everything it does is underpinned by its core values of quality, expertise, integrity, passion, progress and sustainability.

The Elivia Homes brand was created following the merger of Vanderbilt Homes and Crayfern Homes. Vanderbilt Homes was founded in 2004 and now operates as the Central region, while Crayfern Homes was founded in 1992 and operates as the Southern region. The business now has ambitious plans to triple its size over the next five years. In May 2022, Elivia was acquired by funds advised by Octopus Investments, part of Octopus Group.