Eighty-eight £850k newbuild homes torn down after foundations found to be unsafe

Two bulldozers destroying houses on Darwin Green Estate
The homes were revealed to have cracks in the walls after being built on moving foundations, following an investigation (Image credit: Bav Media)

Demolition has started on 88 newly built homes after they were found to have been built on unsafe foundations.

The development on the site in Cambridge has plans for nearly 3,000 high-quality homes but a number of the homes already built were found to have structurally unsound foundations after an investigation.

Joseph Mullane
News Editor

News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.