Kingsgrove Wantage


Welcome to Kingsgrove Wantage 9

About St. Modwen

Changing places. Creating better futures.

St. Modwen is about transformation through better environments. 

Our history and expertise is bedded in the regeneration and renewal of spaces; taking on the challenges that others cannot and breathing life into places to create new and better opportunities; and adapting to changing times.

We seek to improve and enhance – with tangible and intangible benefits. Our aim is to ensure that what we create is appropriate and lasting. We think long term and deliver.

We transform, optimise and improve, turning spaces into places that benefit the people who live and work there. Our purpose is to give new meaning to those communities and environments we develop.

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Welcome to Kingsgrove Wantage 6

Kingsgrove Community Hall
Operation & Management

As part of the neighbourhood centre, St. Modwen will deliver a community hall, which will be for use as a multi-use community building.

St. Modwen has invited written Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the operation and management of Kingsgrove Community Hall.

A workshop was held for those interested in operating the community hall to discuss the latest design iteration, which has evolved from the agreed Neighbourhood Brief, and to inform EOIs.

Planning Applications

Applications can be viewed on the Vale of White Horse District Council’s website by searching the reference number.

Kingsgrove Primary School
Ref no: P18/V2971/RM
Consented on 20th February 2019

Advanced Infrastructure Works (AIW4) 
Ref no: P18/V2787/RM
Consented on 27th February 2019

Phase 1B Residential
Ref no: P19/V0565/RM
Consented October 2019

Reserved matters (layout, scale, appearance, landscaping, and internal access) for residential phase 1b comprising 102 residential dwellings, public open space, car parking, and associated infrastructure works


New Primary School

The Vale of White Horse District Council (VoWHDC) approved the planning application in February 2019 for the new 420 pupil, 2-form-entry Primary School at Kingsgrove.

Gloucester based company Barnwood Construction has been appointed for the works. GEMS LEARNING TRUST will operate the school, which will open in September 2020.

Work is on site for the contemporary school building featuring glass, timber, red brick and pitched roofs, which will include sports pitches, a playground, a multi-use games area and car parking.

For more information on school places click here.

Welcome to Kingsgrove Wantage 6



Career Opportunities

St. Modwen Homes
This is St. Modwen’s award-winning house building business with projects right across the country as well as at Kingsgrove. Check out the website for the current job and career opportunities.

CALA Homes
As a multi award-winning major homebuilder there are excellent opportunities available for personal development, as the company recognises that people are essential in delivering its future success. See CALA’s website for more.

Bellway Homes
As a nationwide homebuilder Bellway has 22 divisions operating across the UK, selling over ten thousand homes a year with ambitious plan for continued growth. Check out  Bellways website for more information on jobs and careers.

Specialist contractor NATTA undertakes the infrastructure works at Kingsgrove; see NATTA’s website for its latest job and apprenticeship opportunities.

Kingsgrove Resident Newsletter

October 2020 – Click here to read

Community Newsletter

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St. Modwen and Crabhill Developments sell latest phase in Wantage for £17m

St. Modwen and Crabhill Developments sell latest phase in Wantage for £17m

St. Modwen and Crabhill Developments are pleased to mark another successful milestone in the development of the new 1500-home community at Kingsgrove, Wantage, with the completed sale of a 10-acre residential parcel of land to Taylor Wimpey for £17m. This enables the start of phase four of the delivery of new homes in the 227-acre scheme, where St.Modwen is acting as master developer, working closely with landowner Crabhill Developments and its advisors, Carter Jonas.

Following a competitive marketing process, Taylor Wimpey first exchanged on the acquisition in July and has now completed on the £17m purchase to deliver 171 homes, 36% of which will be affordable. The land is located on the “Downland” Phase, close to the new Local Centre that encompasses the newly opened primary school, and the soon to be delivered community hub and public square.

St. Modwen sponsors Wantage Town Football Club for upcoming season

GEMS Wantage Primary Academy welcomes first students at Kingsgrove

GEMS Wantage Primary Academy, Kingsrove’s brand new primary school, opened its doors to its very first students on 21st September 2020. To celebrate the opening, GEMS welcomed developer St. Modwen, the project team and the landowners to witness the installation of a plaque to commemorate the opening and to see the completed school as its students take the first steps in their education.

The school, which will ultimately accommodate 420 primary students and 26 nursery places and includes sports pitches, a playground, a multi-use games area (MUGA) and car parking, is one of the key community benefits that St. Modwen is delivering as part of the 1,500 home new development. This September the school, which serves the new families on the Kingsgrove development, as well as local families in Wantage, has welcomed 2-4 year-olds in the nursery as well as Reception, Year 1 and 2 children.

Set in 2.2 hectares of grounds, the contemporary school building, designed by architectural practice Roberts Limbrick, features glass, timber, red brick and pitched roofs. St. Modwen worked closely with Oxfordshire County Council on the design of the school and secured full planning consent in February 2019.



St. Modwen Homes

The Kingsgrove Estate Management Company has been established by St. Modwen to manage amenities such as the 16 acres of new woodland, paths, sports pitches, play areas, community orchard and allotments. For more information on the role of the Kingsgrove Estate Management Company and associated service charges, please download the below documents: 

Estate Management - click here to read.
Estate Management - The Facts - click here to read.

Phase 1a – Home Farm
70 homes
Planning permission was granted in November 2017 for the first phase of 70 homes, which are being delivered by our award-winning housebuilding business, St. Modwen Homes.

These new homes are sensitively designed and sit in a lovingly detailed environment, with views of the Charlton Village cricket grounds and linking to the play area east of Whitehorns Farm Road.

Show homes and a marketing suite are on site and the first homes were occupied in November 2018. For more information and to Register Your Interest please click here.

Phase 1b – Home Farm
122 homes
St. Modwen Homes is also delivering Phase 1b. A Reserved Matters planning application has been submitted, which will be determined in Autumn 2019. Preparatory work on this phase is underway.

CALA Homes

Phase 2a – Fullers Meadow
174 homes
Following a competitive tender, CALA Homes is developing 174 homes at Phase 2a, Fuller’s Meadow, which is located south of the new community hub with the new primary school and neighbourhood centre. Infrastructure for the services and access to the site is complete. CALA Homes is on site and will launch its Show Homes later this year. Click here to visit CALA Homes.


Phase 3a – Greensands
82 homes
Bellway has been selected a housebuilder to develop Phase 3a- Greensands  at the gateway to Kingsgrove just off the Reading Road. The housebuilder is already on site and will be launching its Show Home this year. For up to date information sign up for our newsletter, or click here to visit Bellway.



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CALA Homes




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