Belvoir Corby - Local History
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Growing Corby; A Great Place to Invest
- Over 60 years Corby, Northamptonshire grown from a village of c1,500 to a new town with a population rise of 100,000 in the next 30 years This will also create thousands of new jobs.
- 1934; Stewarts and Lloyds decided to build a large steel works in Corby & drew workers from all over the country including many workers from the depressed West of Scotland and Irish labourers giving Corby its nickname ‘Little Scotland’ The first steel was produced in October 1935 and for many years the steel works dominated the town.
- Now new developments in the Public and private sectors are working to deliver projects worth more than a quarter of a billion pounds. This means new houses, schools and shops. It means new roads, better transport infrastructure and miles of safe cycle paths. A new arts centre, library and leisure facilities including a state-of-the-art 50 metre swimming pool complex. In all, there are 23 key projects underway that are making Corby a great place to live, work and visit.
- Corby has hundreds of new homes for everyone from first-time-buyers through to families looking for large executive-style houses. The surrounding villages have more traditional houses and thatched cottages. New homes are being built including Priors Hall which has been planned to include up to 5,100 high-quality homes, Little Stanion Village, a new 970 home, high quality community development as well as Oakley Vale a 436-acre site which began four years ago.
- The Parkland Gateway Scheme, which was started in the spring of 2007 will also include: Performing Arts Centre, 500-seat Theatre Olympic-size Swimming Pool, Civic Suite and Council Chamber and a new library
- Corby’s stunning new £40 million shopping centre, Willow Place, is now open with top name retailers. And Land Securities is already working on the next phase of regeneration for Corby town centre and will shortly be submitting a planning application for a further 25 shops, a department store and 250 apartments.
- The regeneration of Corby is also evident in its transport links, work has already started on a train line from Corby to St. Pancras, London getting to you London in 65 minutes and opening up links to the Eurostar, Heathrow and Gatwick.
If you are considering property to let in Corby, either as an investment landlord or as a tenant, you should contact one of the letting agents actually based in Corby with extensive local knowledge. One such agency is Belvoir Lettings Corby.
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