Opportunities and Projects to regenerate the Town Centre
The former Mendip District Council took a bold and unusual move to buy the long-term empty site in Frome town centre locally known as Saxonvale, for regeneration.
The council purchased two adjacent plots of land that were owned by Notts Industries and Terramond, which combined amounts to around 9.2 acres of land.
The council exchanged a conditional contract for the phased sale of Saxonvale to a developer to regenerate the derelict Frome town centre site.
Acorn Property Group will now work with Somerset Council and other stakeholders to produce a masterplan for development of the site. The plan is to deliver a high quality commercial and urban living development, which will provide a mix of uses, and accommodation to help satisfy current housing demand. Acorn has over 20 years of experience of successfully creating a range of residential-led refurbishment and new build schemes, specialising in bespoke developments to meet local community need.
The vision for Saxonvale is: ‘A generational opportunity to deliver an exemplar development on the banks of the River Frome. High quality design taking the historic grain of Frome as its starting point, and delivering a vibrant, mixed use neighbourhood, with flexible commercial and employment space, high quality public realm, and homes for all ages’.
The overarching principle of the vision is to create a vibrant, high quality and sustainable development. Acorn will now work on the planning process and take the vision to the next stage.
For more information or if you have any questions please visit https://saxonvaleredevelopment.org.