Demolition work on the former Dairy Crest site beside the A14 in Cambridgeshire will soon be underway and it will mark the conclusion of Barker Storey Matthews' five years of close involvement with the landmark project to secure the sale of the prime site for residential development and commercial property in Huntingdon.

Barker Storey Matthews and Matthews & Goodman were jointly instructed as the property agents on the nearly 100,000 sq ft Dairy Crest site in Fenstanton - a popular village between Cambridge and Huntingdon - in late 2012 following the announcement of the dairy's closure.

Under instruction, both agents worked with the local authority - Huntingdonshire District Council (Hunts DC) - to establish and agree the principle of a change of use for the site from commercial property in Huntingdon to a residential development.

Ahead of the joint agents marketing the site to residential developers, Barker Storey Matthews' planning team scoped a detailed planning brief in association with Hunts DC.

The agents agreed terms of sale with Morris Homes in 2014 and conditional planning permission was first gained in 2016.

Now the sale of the site has completed, Morris Homes have secured planning consent for 85 brand new homes with associated open spaces, plus the development of commercial premises for B1 and D1 uses.