News By Wire

Persimmon Homes leads tour of historical monuments at Garendon Park

Members of Leicestershire County Council and Loughborough Library Local Studies Volunteer Group were welcomed to Persimmon Homes’ Garendon Park development in Loughborough to hear about the developer’s commitment to preserving the estate’s historical monuments.

Located on the northern edge of the Leicestershire town, the development will – upon completion – provide mixed-use community with over 3,000 homes for the people of Loughborough and the surrounding areas. Positioned on the Garendon Park estate, the developers have placed a key focus on the preservation of the historical monuments in the area whilst creating the new community.

The site contains a number of structures of historical significance, including the remains of a 12th century Cisterican monastery, an 18th century Triumphal Arch and the White Lodge, which dates back to the 17th Century.

A spokesperson from the Heritage Buildings Section of the Loughborough Library Local Studies Volunteer Group said: “The tour kindly organised by Persimmon Homes, allowed our group to see up close the listed buildings on Garendon Park. We would like to thank the team for giving us the opportunity to learn more about their plans for them to be preserved for future generations to enjoy. We found the visit interesting and informative.”

Sean Barratt, Technical Director at Persimmon Homes North Midlands, said: “It was great to welcome Leicestershire County Council and Loughborough Library Local Studies Volunteer Group to Garendon Park and demonstrate the work we’re doing to preserve, enhance and integrate the historical monuments into our upcoming community in Loughborough.

Garendon Park will be our flagship development in the North Midlands, bringing a vast range of homes to the Leicestershire town of Loughborough as well as a wide range of community facilities and amenities.”

Press release information


Image File:


Area / Region:

Notes to editors

Notes to editors To find out more about Persimmon’s apprenticeship opportunities, visit To find out more on Target 50 visit: Target 50 | Persimmon Homes Founded in 1972, Persimmon Homes is one of the UK’s leading 5 star housebuilders. With headquarters in York, the Group operates from 30 regional offices throughout the UK, trading under the brand names of Persimmon Homes, Charles Church and Westbury Partnerships, building quality homes across England, Wales and Scotland. The company is proud to be an accredited Living Wage Foundation employer and directly employs more than 5,000 people and supports around 86,000 jobs in the construction sector. For more information visit

Media contact

Media contact name:

Taylor Robinson

Media contact business / organisation:

Persimmon Homes

Media contact telephone:


Media contact email:

All done!
Thank you for subscribing.

Email Subscription