Housebuilder Barratt has been selected as preferred developer for the £125m redevelopment of the Camp Hill estate in Nuneaton.

The project, which is the third phase of the ‘Pride in Camp Hill’ regeneration project, will comprise 844 homes on a sloping site.

As part of the scheme at the former mining site Barratt will also develop a new visitor centre in the Camp Hill Wetlands Ecology Park. It will start on site in 2008.

‘Pride in Camp Hill’, which aims to revitalise one of the most deprived wards in the country, is a partnership project between Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council, Warwickshire County Council, Advantage West Midlands, the Prince’s Foundation and the residents and businesses of Camp Hill.

Peter Murray, West Midlands Area Director of national regeneration agency, English Partnerships, said the selection of Barratt was an important moment in the evolution of Camp Hill. He said the investment made by English Partnerships would support an early acquisitions programme to unlock and accelerate development of the site.