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Housing developers pay homage to site’s newspaper heritage

alnwick_68755A new housing project has been named after the regional newspaper printing plant that once occupied the site.

The Print Works is a development of 60 homes built on the site of the Peterborough Telegraph’s former printing presses at Oundle Road, which closed in 2012 with the loss of 35 jobs.

The 5.5 acre site was among a clutch of assets sold off by Telegraph publisher Johnston Press two years ago in a bid to reduce its net debt and ensure its remaining newspaper offices were “fit for purpose.”

It has since been redeveloped by Persimmon Homes which is reporting high demand for the new properties, pictured above.

Steven Allenby, director of sales and marketing at Persimmon Homes East Midlands, said: “Persimmon Homes always looks to reflect the history of a development by acknowledging its past.

“The people of Peterborough will know The Print Works as the location of the former Peterborough Telegraph print works and we felt it was important to keep the name and as a result it is proving very popular.”

The development offers a range of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes with prices starting from £156,950.

Persimmon says six homes were sold within hours of the public launch, with more than 380 people registering their interest for the available properties.

Mr Allenby added: “We always knew that The Print Works was going to be popular and I’m delighted at the response of the public.

“These are beautiful homes in a fantastic location with great tradition and we expect the houses to sell fast.”

The former print works as marketed by JP

The former print works as marketed by JP


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  • February 5, 2016 at 10:56 am

    How about one of the streets being called Telegraph Road? After all, as a JP publication, the Peterborough Telegraph is in Dire Straits.

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  • February 5, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    Jesus – even the developers are feeling sorry for us now.

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