Poundbury is the urban extension to the Dorset county town of Dorchester, built on Duchy of Cornwall land and in accordance with the principles of architecture and urban planning as advocated by The Prince of Wales in ‘A Vision of Britain’. Poundbury is a walkable community which successfully integrates private and affordable housing with a broad range of business, amenities and public services. Soon to be celebrating its 25th year, Poundbury is home to over 3,200 people in 1,600 homes and has created around 2,300 jobs for people working in the 185 businesses based there.
This year The Duchy of Cornwall and The Developers of Poundbury comprising of CG Fry and Sons, Morrish Builders and Zero C have come together to be the headline sponsor for the show. All three developers have made a significant contribution to the development over the years, including the newly completed central hub and heart of Poundbury, Queen Mother Square. Future projects include a mix of new homes and business space in the North East Quadrant. With construction now over two thirds complete, the final phases in the Northern Quadrants will bring a total of around 2,600 homes, 35% of which will be affordable, and even more jobs and local amenities by the time the development completes in around 2025.
Will Hyde, Show Secretary said, “Dorset County Show is delighted to have The Duchy of Cornwall and the Developers of Poundbury as our headline sponsor of this year’s show. The show has always been based near the County Town and we recognise how well Poundbury now complements Dorchester bringing much needed housing and employment opportunities.”
Ben Murphy, spokesperson for The Duchy of Cornwall said, “As a predominantly rural estate with a long association with the town of Dorchester and people of Dorset, The Duchy of Cornwall is delighted to be supporting The Dorset County Show alongside its developer partners in Poundbury. We are really looking forward to the event itself, as well as the opportunity to encourage more people to come and discover Poundbury”.
Will Hyde added: “As headline sponsor, The Duchy of Cornwall and the Developers of Poundbury will have a presence at the centre of the Showground and we hope our visitors will use the opportunity to talk with the developers and hear about everything Poundbury has to offer”