Welcome to Linmere


A new collection of neighbourhoods to the North of Houghton Regis, designed to celebrate the natural environment and build new lifetime communities, where all generations can benefit from an excellent quality of life. The first homes will be available next year.

Linmere is a people-focused place where wellbeing is prioritised and outdoor living is built into the way of life

About Linmere

Over the next 15 years, around 5,000 homes of mixed size, price and tenure will be built in a series of, each with a distinctive local identity, a community hub and generous green space. Linmere will become a new centre for residents, workers and visitors in South Bedfordshire, with state-of-the-art schools, exciting offerings in retail, leisure and entertainment and excellent employment opportunities all set against a green backdrop.



  • First 3 housebuilders on site with houses for sale from mid-2020
  • Opening of ‘Linmere Barns’, the heart of the development. Incorporating a café, community hall and adventure playground.


  • Opening of a new supermarket
  • Extended Thornhill Primary school due to open (3 form primary)

2022 -2032

  • 3 local community hubs
  • 2 further primary schools
  • New parks copses and trails
  • Further retail offerings

The name ‘Linmere’ appears on a 1762 map of the site and in Old English means ‘field of lime trees’ – a native British species which occur naturally in the area


The New Development

The New Development

The HRN1 development to the North of Houghton Regis has reached a major milestone this Spring with work starting on the initial part of the new spine road through the site.

HRN1 Archaeology dig

HRN1 Archaeology dig

The findings suggest that the earliest settlers in Houghton Regis on the Linmere site were likely to be from the Bronze Age, indicated by a series of pits and dispersed burials.

Meet the Team

Linmere is being brought forward by HRMC, a consortium consisting of Aviva, Lands Improvement and the Diocese of St Albans