Cambridge Military Hospital construction work

History of the project

In 2011 Grainger plc was appointed by the Ministry of Defence (DIO) and the Homes and Communities Agency to be part of a one-of-a-kind opportunity to create a long-lasting neighbourhood on former military land in Aldershot, Hampshire – Wellesley.

With Grainger’s wealth of experience, Wellesley respects Aldershot’s heritage while fully embracing modern-day living. The vision is to enrich the area’s already strong community spirit, and create a place that people feel proud to call home.

  • March 2011

    Grainger appointed at Wellesley

  • July 2013

    Planning permission for Wellesley Approved

    July 2013

  • August 2014

    Maida phase sold to Bellway Homes

  • December 2015

    1st resident moves to Maida

    December 2015

  • 2016

    Wellesley Woodlands opens

  • October 2017

    Wellesley Interim Play Area opens

    October 2017

  • October 2017

    1st resident at Corunna

  • January 2018

    1st resident at Montgomery Gardens

    January 2018

  • April 2019

    1st resident at Gunhill

  • June 2019

    1st resident at Bruneval Gardens

    June 2019

  • September 2019

    1st resident at McGrigor

  • May 2021

    1st resident at Cambridge Military Hospital

    May 2021

  • July 2022

    Wellesley Woodlands awarded prestigious Green Flag Award