Name of £1bn 2,750 home development in North Horsham revealed

Located north of the A264 in Horsham, the £1bn Mowbray development, will bring forward 2,750 homes, alongside shops, community facilities, parks and a campus for the Bohunt Horsham School. 

As part of its long-term aim to tackle the housing crisis for all ages and demographics, the Mowbray site will look to bring together Legal & General’s housebuilding arm, CALA Homes, with its Build to Rent, Affordable Housing and Modular Homes businesses, delivering high quality accommodation in a range of tenures, as part of a sustainable new community. 

Award-winning housebuilder CALA Homes and sister company, Legal & General Homes, will be delivering the first 390 new homes, which are set to launch in Spring. 

The development has been called Mowbray in a reference to Horsham’s history. The name descends from Geoffrey de Montbray, who was an advisor to William the Conqueror and whose family were entrusted with the village of Horsham in the 14th century.

Andrew McPhillips, development director for Legal & General said: “The name Mowbray is inspired by Horsham’s impressive history. Our new community is designed to inspire pride in its place and its heritage, and this is an important way of commemorating that.”

Mowbray aims to be a vibrant, sustainable and friendly new community where residents can live, work, learn, play and flourish.

Work started on the village in September last year and, in January 2022, the Bohunt Horsham School campus will welcome its first pupils. Next year will also see the opening of a new bridge across the A264, offering a safe travel option for school children. 

Mowbray’s North Horsham location means it provides easy access to the centre of Horsham as well as excellent rail, bus and road links to central London. Its suburban setting also means it is ideally located for those looking for countryside living, with new equestrian, cycle, road and pedestrian links to the neighbouring countryside to be developed as part of the plans.

Andrew McPhillips continued: “Mowbray will be a major, vibrant new community, beautifully planned and designed to suit all lifestyles. 

“We have striven to create a welcoming neighbourhood that has community and sustainability at its heart, with a future committed to embracing and protecting the natural landscape surrounding it.”

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