Property developer St. Modwen and its dedicated housebuilding business St. Modwen Homes are continuing their partnership with Wantage Town FC this season, with St. Modwen sponsoring the team by donating £4,000 that will be used for equipment and kit for teams of all ages. The logos for both St. Modwen Homes and the developer’s Kingsgrove project in Wantage appear on the team’s home and away kit.
The club has teams ranging from under 7’s to men’s and women’s first teams in the Southern League Division One Central and the Thames Valley Counties Women’s Football League respectively. The next men’s cup match will be played on 7th December and hopefully the team will continue their journey to the final in March 2022.
Wantage Town FC is located just down the road from St. Modwen’s 1,500-new-home Kingsgrove development. Fantastic progress has been made on site with nearly high quality homes 250 homes completed and occupied. The on-site primary school has now been completed and community facilities are under construction, as St. Modwen continues to go above and beyond to deliver all the elements required for a thriving community at Kingsgrove.
Matt Biddle, First Team Manager and Kingsgrove resident, said of the sponsorship:
“We are delighted to be working in partnership with St Modwen, it’s nice to see a business like St. Modwen show consideration about the local community and willing to help contribute towards giving something back to the town. I know first-hand the great customer experience and values they live by as I purchased a home with St. Modwen in Wantage two years ago. Me and Wantage Town Football Club hope to be in partnership with St. Modwen with more years to come as we both strive to make our town proud.”
William Bayston, Development Director for St. Modwen, said:
“Our sponsorship of Wantage Town FC is part of our support for local groups in and around Kingsgrove. We’re delighted to be able to help Wantage Town and other groups to thrive as we develop and deepen our relationships with the community. We are really looking forward to watching the team and will be there when they get to the final!”
St. Modwen Homes said:
“There’s so much more to creating new places to live than simply just building homes. For us, It is also about supporting the local community by helping local organisations and teams fulfil their goals. We’re wishing the team the best of luck for the season ahead.”
What is Kingsgrove?
Lands Improvement Holdings and Carter Jonas originally obtained outline planning permission for the 227 acre site in July 2015 from the Vale of White Horse District Council for up to 1,500 homes, a new primary school, a neighbourhood centre including a pub/restaurant and local retail accommodation, sports pitches, employment space and community amenities set around a central park. St. Modwen subsequently signed a development agreement with the landowners to take forward the delivery of the masterplan and infrastructure in June 2017.
Who are St. Modwen?
St. Modwen is a property developer focused on residential development, housebuilding and logistics. They deliver for our customers through two dedicated businesses: St. Modwen Logistics, which designs, builds, owns and manages high-quality logistics assets in the UK, and St. Modwen Homes, which creates high-quality, contemporary new homes.
St. Modwen Homes is sales active on 27 schemes and on track to deliver over 1000 new homes in 2021.Thoughtful design, customer care, commitment to first-time buyers, and the highest levels of health and safety underpin our approach.
They launched their Responsible Business approach in 2020, with ambitious goals in six strategic areas where they can make a sustained difference to society and the environment: net carbon reduction; biodiversity and sustainable environments; diversity and inclusion; education and future skills; health and wellbeing; and responsible operational practices and partnerships. This includes the aim to be operationally net zero carbon by 2025, and fully net zero carbon by 2040, and a pledge to invest 1% of cash profits annually into education partnerships.