Work is about to begin on the UK’s first housing and enterprise project for service veterans…

The project, at the former Erskine Barracks near Salisbury, will see it transformed into a community based campus for service veterans with homes and an innovative enterprise hub.

Forty-four homes are being built on the site. Veterans will rent the units for a period of between six and 24 months while they receive business and skills training at the enterprise hub.

The unique development is the creation of regeneration and development specialists Our Enterprise and will be the first time in the UK that a major new housing development has been built which combines homes for veterans with on-site training and business incubator facilities alongside local businesses.

It will sit alongside two new housing developments from Redrow Homes where families will live alongside veterans to create a new, integrated community.